The lock plate is meant to resemble a face, the mouth being where the key will be inserted, the timber that is visible in the photograph will eventually all be covered in gold leaf . The centre section is where a rare little object will sit and the two end sections will both have ivory lids fitted one side for silk thread the other for sewing implements. The bottom draw will also contain a variety of sewing tools and implements hopefully made from ivory and will be lined with either silk or some other material once complete.Still a long way to go yet but I'm happy how things are moving along.
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