British, late 18th/early19th century, one with hinged top and oval front with floral inlay, paper-lined interior, 5-1/2 in.. Condition: scratches to top, losses to front right corner. Notes: White background inlay of this type was frequently seen on Charleston furniture of the period and is thought to have been imported from Britain. See Bivins and Rauschenberg, [The Furniture of Charleston, 1690-1820], p. 477 and Fig. NC-11f.. Provenance: Estate Antiques, Charleston, South Carolina; Collection of Anne McPherson and the Late John Bivins, Jr.
scratches to top, losses to front right corner