Box 002
Inlaid Louis XVI mahogany stepped box by David Roentgen.  The three steps have quarter-round brass moldings at each base. The bottom section is inlaid with vertical strips of light and dark wood; the upper sections are inlaid with horizontal bandings.
The mirrored top opens to reveal a well with a push release for the spring-loaded side drawers, each containing a forward opening sub drawer. The push release also unlatches a forward opening spring-loaded long drawer in the base. [Lacking key.]

Height (ins.): 6.75 (17.1 cm.)      Length/Width (ins.): 11.75 (29.8 cm.)      Depth (ins.): 8.5 (21.6 cm.)
Origin: Neuwied, 1780     Period: Neo-Classical