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2113/19: A good quality late 19th century fitted lady's DRESSING/JEWELLERY CASE in lovely original condition. The well-figured coromandel wood case, with its engraved plaque dated 1885, opens to reveal a fully fitted interior with ten bottles and jars, all with engraved silver tops, arranged around a central pad with original tools and implements. Within the lid is the “secret” hidden mirror (& pouch); to one side is a spring loaded drawer whilst within the base is a well-fitted jewellery drawer ~ also spring loaded. Complete with its original working Bramah lock & key. Hallmarked: 1884 c.1884

box, Dressing, jewellery, object


2104/19: A charming and quite compact mid-19th century lady's fitted DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE, in excellent condition and complete. The box is veneered in finely-figured walnut and inlaid with brass & pewter stringing with engraved brass escutcheons and brass edges. It opens to reveal the full set of seven bottles and jars all with engraved silver lids, and further opens to display the full set of tools and implements. A further compartment below holds the shoe-horn and within the lid is the concealed mirror. It is lined throughout in green leather, gilt-tooled, and matching ruched green velvet to the lid. The silver is hallmarked for London 1858. c.1858

box, Dressing, jewellery, object, Silver


2028/19: A spectacular mid-19th century LADY’S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in fine condition. The box itself is veneered in red tortoiseshell and inlaid with engraved brass ~ a process known as “boulle”. The lid opens to reveal the superbly fitted interior with its complete full set of nine silver-gilt topped jars and scent bottles which are arranged around a central pad of tools and implements including a silver pencil etc. Within the base is a fitted jewellery drawer and the whole box is lined in fine gilt-tooled red morocco leather. Silver is hallmarked for London 1845. Measurements: 13 x 10 x 7ins. *The beautiful scissors, although very fine, are not original, nor is the matching mother-of-pearl handled penknife ~ hence the "friendly" price! c.1851

box, Dressing, jewellery, Silver


736/14: A very good quality and thoroughly original mid-18th century George II period Red Walnut KNEEHOLE DRESSING CHEST. Below the solid top, with its moulded edges and rounded corners, is a long oak-lined drawer, with six further smaller drawers flanking the central kneehole. To this is another frieze drawer whilst at the back is the locking central cupboard with an inner shelf. It is raised on original bracket feet and all the locks, hinges, escutcheons and pierced brass handles are original. Measurements: 38ins wide; 18.5ins deep (86 x 47cms) c.1740

Chest, Dressing, furniture, GeorgeII, Kneehole, walnut