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1853/18: A superb quality early Victorian and finely fitted GENTLEMAN'S DRESSING CASE in excellent condition. The substantial (larger than normal) rosewood box is edged in brass with an engraved crest to the central cartouche. It opens to reveal the beautifully engraved silver-topped bottles, jars and shaving brush with razors, scissors and other tools arranged around. A large compartment below houses the brushes, and in the lid is the original mirror and document/letter pouch. Complete with its working key, the lovely silver is hallmarked for London 1850. 14 x 11 x 6.5ins (35.5x28x16.5cms) c.1850

box, Dressing, object, Silver


1851/18: An early/mid Victorian LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in fine original condition. The box itself is veneered in beautifully figured coromandel wood and inlaid with brass stringing, whilst the interior is fitted with TEN hallmarked silver-topped scent bottles and jars, surrounding the central pad of tools. Below, and accessed by the spring-loaded button to the rear, is the fitted jewellery drawer, whilst within the lid is the original mirror and letter pouch. The silver is hallmarked for London 1863. 12 x 9 x 7.5ins (30.5 x 23 x 19cms) c.1863

box, Dressing, jewellery, object


1752/18: A wonderful quality and complete mid-19th century figured rosewood LADY's DRESSING CASE in pristine condition. The case is of beautifully figured timber, inlaid with brass stringing and opens to reveal the stunning interior. This comprises TEN bottles and jars, all with high quality silver tops, and a gorgeous tray of implements (some silver) to the front. Below is a removable tray for writing including silver-top ink bottles; jewellery compartments etc. with a further compartment below. Good easel mirror to the lid and document pouch with makers label for: Wells & Lambe of London. Hallmarked for London 1845. 12.5 x 9 x 5.5ins. *A very fine Dressing case indeed! c.1845

box, Dressing, object, Silver


1675/18: A fine, rare and impressive early 19th century Gentleman's WRITING & DRESSING BOX in excellent condition. Made using finely figured solid mahogany and beautifully bound in brass, it features an engraved cartouche to the lid and recessed brass handles either side. It opens to reveal a conventional interior with original writing surface and pair of ink bottles. However, when the upper inside lid is opened, there is revealed a fully fitted Dressing Case interior with Old Sheffield Plate lidded bottles and jars and other items, plus additional boxes with sliding lids etc. Below the long removable pen-and-ink section at the back is the reading bar, which allows the box to be used as a reading slope. 20 x 11 x 7ins (51 x 28 x 18cms) c.1825

box, Dressing, object, writing


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