Art Deco shagreen stationery box with Ivory edging, c 1920. The satin birch interior has three removable dividers giving it four equal compartments and has its original cream silk lined lid. This striking shagreen stationery box comes with a fully working lock and tasseled key. Shagreen is a leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a Stingray. This type of Shagreen was first made popular by Jean-Claude Galluchat (d1774) a master leather worker in the Court of Louis XV in France. It became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy and later throughout Europe. Shagreen is derived from the French word “Chagrin“.