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1698/18: A lovely quality (and quite early as these boxes go) fitted DECANTER BOX in excellent condition. The good case is constructed of solid mahogany which is bound in brass with a recessed brass military-style handle inset into the lid. It opens to reveal the full set of four cut-glass decanters of rather unusual and attractive design. All these are original and in perfect condition and the box is complete with its good original working lock and key. (Wine labels modern). 8.25ins (21cms) high. c.1825

box, decanters, object, Oil, painting, portrait, tantalus

£1275

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

1656/18: A good quality mid-Victorian brass-bound walnut WRITING BOX in original condition. The box itself is veneered in finely-figured burr walnut and bound with ornate brass "Gothic" strapwork. It opens to reveal the original interior with deep purple velvet writing surface (2 small repairs); various small compartments and two gilded brass-topped ink bottles. All the hinges; locks and screws are gilded as is the retailers plaque. Probably by Betjemann. 14ins wide; 10ins deep; 4.75ins high (35.5 x 25.5 x 12cms) c.1870

box, object, slope, writing

£685

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

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