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1692/18: A fine quality mid-19th century ladys' FITTED DRESSING CASE in superb original condition. The well-figured coromandel-wood case is finely inlaid to the front and lid with engraved brass scrolls and abalone shellwork. The lid opens to reveal the interior with its full set of silver-topped scent bottles; flasks and jars, all beautifully engraved and arranged around the central tray of tools and implements. Within the lid is a mirror whilst to the base is the fitted jewellery drawer. It is lined throughout in finest gilt-tooled red morocco leather. Working lock & key. The silver is hallmarked for London 1856. A very fine box indeed! c.1854

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£2950

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

£985

1335/16: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality figured mahogany DRESSING MIRROR in lovely condition. The original mirror plate is framed within a cushion moulding and is finely panelled in solid mahogany to the back. It is supported on shaped and reeded uprights which stand upon the beautifully-figured shaped "flame" mahogany base, with its beaded decoration and stands upon four melon-carved feet. The angle of the mirror is fully adjustable and locks into place if required. 24ins (61cms) wide. c.1835

Dressing, furniture, Gillows, mirror, object

£495

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

£2650