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1598/17: A fine quality and large Victorian table-top SNUFF BOX. The shaped lid and body are beautifully hand-engraved, with a cast thumb-piece to the front of the lid and a vacant cartouche to the top. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1866; Maker: Frederick Marson. 4ins wide; 2.5ins deep front-to-back; 1.25 ins high. (10 x 6.35 x 3.2cms) c.1866

box, object, Silver, snuff

£425

1594/17: A pretty Edwardian hallmarked silver SNUFF or "PILL" BOX in excellent condition. Of shaped outline and beautifully engraved to the lid, it is also engraved with the monogram "JM" or "MJ" within the central cartouche. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1902, maker: John Rose. 2.5ins x 1.75ins x 0.75ins high. (6.5 x 4.5 x 2cms) c.1902

box, object, Silver, snuff

£140

1592/17: A particularly fine quality late 19th century coromandel DECANTER BOX in mint condition. The brass-bound box itself is of beautifully figured coromandel wood with recessed brass handles to the sides. It opens to reveal the set of four large decanters with four glasses housed within the lid. The plush velvet lined front drops down (for serving) and all the decanters retain their original numbered stoppers. This is a very good one indeed! All dimensions 10.5ins (27.75cms). c.1875

box, decanter, object, tantalus

£1350

1591/17: A truly superb quality Lady's Dressing and Jewellery case in fine original condition. The well-figured rosewood case is bound in brass and opens to reveal the beautifully fitted interior with eleven silver-topped bottles and jars, all finely engraved and fully hallmarked. To either side are two trays of tools and implements, including scissors; penknives; corkscrews; silver pencil etc., whilst below is a removable tray (for jewellery) and two secret drawers. Within the lid is the original leather easel mirror and the silver is hallmarked for London 1845. 14ins wide; 10ins deep 6.5ins high (35.5 x 25.5 x 16.5cms) c.1845

box, Dressing, jewellery, object

£2850

1582/17: A very fine quality Swiss MUSIC BOX by the famous makers: Nicole Freres. The case is of walnut, veneered with rosewood to the lid with a central motif inlaid with various specimen woods. It opens to reveal the piano-forte movement with its 13-inch cylinder and pair of combs with a total of 85 teeth which play six fine tunes (mainly waltzes) perfectly. A superb music box, typical of Nicole Freres, complete with key and original hand-written tune sheet. 20.5ins wide; 7ins deep; 5ins high. (52 x 17.8 x 12.7cms) c.1850

box, Music, object, Swiss

£2450

1571/17: A good quality late 19th century SEWING BOX with a particularly fine and complete collection of beautiful sewing equipment. The box is of coromandel wood, bound with steel strapwork, and the lid opens to reveal a fine display of tools and implements all made of Mother-of-pearl. These include: set of 4 cotton-reels; tape measure; needle cleaner; pair of engraved MOP needle cases and pin cushions; set of 4 MOP winders; MOP thimble; scissors; penknife; wonderful ruler and a number of other items. Slight spotting to the 'royal' purple silk lining, but perfect in every other aspect. 11ins x 8 x 4.5ins. (28 x 20 x 11.5cms) c.1865

box, MotherofPearl, object, sewing

£895

1568/17: A good quality George III period mahogany WRITING BOX in excellent and original condition. With twin cast brass original handles to either side, it opens by pulling forward the front drawer handle which allows the tambour top to slide backwards. This reveals the set of three original ink bottles and the green baize writing surface. Below the fitted interior is access to a very secret drawer, and it is complete with its original (working) key. 16ins wide; 10ins deep; 7ins high, maximum. c.1800

box, Georgian, object, writing

£785

1562/17: A superb quality WRITING BOX by Edwards of London, in excellent and original condition. The exterior is veneered in beautifully figured kingwood, with finest brass edges and inlaid with brass scrollwork to the top and front. To the sides are two recessed military-style handles. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface with pair of gilt-topped inkwells and the solid kingwood pen tray. The interior includes an inner tray, with pierced handles, which when removed allows access to the two secret drawers. A lovely writing box of highest quality. 15ins wide; 10ins deep 5.5ins high. (38 x 25.5 x 14cms) c.1840

box, Edwards, object, writing

£1350

1535/17: A particularly fine quality and unusual fitted JEWELLERY BOX in lovely original condition. The box itself is of brass-bound rosewood (beautifully figured) and the lid opens to show nine silver-topped bottles and jars (including four scent bottles, all with their stoppers) plus a tray of tools. The upper tray lifts out to reveal a hidden leather-covered box inside which is beautifully fitted for jewellery, whilst instead of a mirror within the lid, there is another "secret" compartment, also fitted for jewellery. Complete with original Bramah key and *Hallmarked for London 1822. c.1822

box, jewellery, object, Silver

£1250

1509/17: A wonderful quality mid-Victorian fully fitted walnut GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original Games. The figured walnut case is bound in gilt brass 'Gothic' mounts, and opens to reveal the arrangement of original ivory Chessmen; Draughts/Backgammon pieces; gilt cribbage board; set of 6 dice and ebony markers. This tray lifts out to reveal the beautiful hinged ebony Chess and Backgammon board, whilst further below are compartments for playing cards (original); ebony dice shakers; counters; pegs and so on. Lovely original condition. 12.5ins x 9.5ins x 6.5ins. (The board: 15 x 10.5ins) c.1870

backgammon, box, chess, Games, object

£1875

1305/16: A fine large & handsome early 19th century brass-inlaid LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY BOX. The box itself is veneered in rosewood and profusely inlaid with brass scrollwork, with recessed handles to both sides. The beautifully fitted interior features a total of 15 bottles and jars, all with silver plated lids, which include various sizes of scent bottles; jars; ink bottle etc and a tray of tools and implements. Under the tool tray is a fitted compartment for jewellery and below is a large tray; a further compartment and a good easel mirror can be found within the lid. 16ins wide; 10.5ins deep; 7ins high (40.5 x 26.5 x 18cms). c.1830

box, case, Dressing, jewellery, object

£1250

1304/16: A good quality mid-Victorian GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original contents. The box itself is veneered in coromandel wood and embellished with fine Gothic style brass mounts which are inset with "Tiger's Eye" cabochon stones. It opens to reveal the contents which include: engraved gilded oval bezique and whist boards; draughts pieces; bone shakers; ebony & ivory trick markers; full set of six dice and eight pegs and three packs of cards together with rule books and bezique scoreboards etc. 12ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 4.5ins high (30.5 x 24 x 11.5cms) c.1870

box, compendium, Games, object

£1250