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1987/19: A truly beautiful figured walnut LADY’S DRESSING CASE in superb original condition. It opens to reveal the exceptional interior of TEN silver-topped jars & bottles and a tray of tools with carved MOP handles and mint pair of scissors. All jars and bottles have superb (and VERY heavy guage) solid silver lids and all are engraved with the family crest. In the lid is a gilt framed mirror which matches the gilded hand-mirror in the drop down front. There are 2 drawers below, one fitted for jewellery. Mint condition and a truly superb fitted box. London 1890. *The engraved: "Mon Dieu est ma Roche" is the family motto for Lord Fermoy, a baronetcy created in 1856. c.1890

box, Dressing, ladys, object, Silver

£2950

1923/18: A particularly fine quality early 19th century George IV period GENTLEMAN'S DRESSING CASE. The case itself is of finest kingwood, bound in brass and opening to reveal the fully fitted interior with 17 bottles and jars with silver-gilt tops including shaving brush; snuff box; vinaigrette etc, many with fine piercing and with hand engraved Coats-of-Arms. In the drawer to the base is a fitted pad with tools and implements, whilst in the lid is the original mahogany easel mirror. Complete with two original working keys. *This very fine box is "temptingly" priced, as one bottle is cracked. The full price includes a replacement (3 months!) c.1828

box, Dressing, jewellery, object

£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

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