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2028/19: A spectacular mid-19th century LADY’S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in fine condition. The box itself is veneered in red tortoiseshell and inlaid with engraved brass ~ a process known as “boulle”. The lid opens to reveal the superbly fitted interior with its complete full set of nine silver-gilt topped jars and scent bottles which are arranged around a central pad of tools and implements including a silver pencil etc. Within the base is a fitted jewellery drawer and the whole box is lined in fine gilt-tooled red morocco leather. Silver is hallmarked for London 1845. Measurements: 13 x 10 x 7ins. *The beautiful scissors, although very fine, are not original, nor is the matching mother-of-pearl handled penknife ~ hence the "friendly" price! c.1851

box, Dressing, jewellery, Silver

£2450

2026/19: A charming and rare mid-19th century French “Palais Royale” MUSICAL JEWELLERY BOX in perfect working order. Of sarcophagus shape, it is beautifully veneered in rare highly-figured mulberry wood, and inset to the shaped lid with cut steel-work in typical "Palais Royale" manner with an ornate cast bronze handle. When opened, it reveals the cream silk-lined interior and plays three tunes automatically. 7.5 x 5 x 4ins (19 x 12.75 x 10cms) * Palais Royale is a former palace in the centre of Paris which became the most fashionable and famous arcade in all France, selling the finest and most desirable luxuries to wealthy Parisians. c.1860

box, jewellery, musical, object, Palais, Royale

£750

2025/19: A pretty William IV or early Victorian SEWING BOX of compact size, in rosewood and profusely inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It opens to reveal the fully fitted interior with its full set of six MOP cotton reels; matching tape measure; waxer and needle-cleaner, plus set of 6 MOP winders and two thimbles, all arranged around the central pad of tools and implements. All these implements are original and include a silver pencil. Inside are various other interesting sewing-related items… 10ins wide; 8ins deep; 5ins high (25 x 20 x 12.5cms) c.1835

box, etui, object, sewing

£650

2016/19: A delightful late 19th century fitted BOX of DRAWING INSTRUMENTS. The solid figured walnut case opens to reveal the fully fitted interior with various dividers; compasses etc., whilst within the lid is the original ivory ruler (signed by the maker: Grayson of Banner St. London) and the original parallel rule. Good condition. 6ins (15.25cms) wide. c.1890

box, drawing, instruments, object

£295

2004/19: A rare and intriguing Edwardian period BOX of MEDICAL SUPPLIES in mint (unused) condition. Retailed by the Army & Navy Stores it contains its full set of fourteen unopened glass labelled bottles of pills within the lid, and a large number of other items in the base, including bandages; surgical needles; plasters; tourniquet; hypodermic etc., plus an interesting illustrated First Aid Booklet and many other items. *An engraved brass label to the lid indicates the owner was T. E. Baring of The Rifle Brigade, whilst to the front is an embossed label for the retailers. 11ins wide; 7.5ins deep; 3.5ins high. c.1910

apothecary, box, medical, object

£495

1988/19: A good late 19th century Swiss MUSIC BOX playing a total of TEN different tunes. The case is of ebonised walnut, veneered with rosewood and inlaid to the lid with marquetry flowers. This opens to reveal the movement in fine restored condition; the comb with all teeth intact, whilst the original tune sheet is intact, now 'laminated' to protect it. 22.5ins wide overall; the cylinder 13ins wide (57 x 33cms) c.1880

box, Music, object, Swiss

£1650

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

1979/19: A good quality late 19th century "Royal Cabinet of Games" COMPENDIUM, complete and in fine condition. The box itself is of thuya wood, the lid opening to reveal the fitted interior and the front doors opening to display the chess pieces. Games include: Chess; Draughts; Backgammon; Dominoes; Cribbage Board; Horse Racing (Newmarket); Four packs of contemporary Playing Cards; set of six dice; set of Four peg markers; lead horses & jumps; counters and boxwood dice shaker. The board within the lid is in excellent and original condition and this compendium is complete with the original Book of Rules. The closed box measures:13 x 8.5 x 7.5ins (33 x 21.5 x 19cms) c.1880

box, chess, Games, object

£1450

1977/19: A very fine PAIR of George III mahogany KNIFE or CUTLERY BOXES in very good original condition. Constructed of finely figured timber, the sloping tops and serpentine fronts are particularly well veneered in "flame" mahogany with Old Sheffield Plate handles and escutcheons. The lids open to reveal the original fitted interiors, capable of storing 12 place settings, with fine boxwood and chequered string inlays to the divisions. The colour and original patina are exceptional. Each box measures: 8.5ins wide; 14ins high and 10ins deep. (21.5 x 35.5 x 25.5cms) Priced for the Pair.... c.1790

Boxes, cutlery, Knife, object

£1950

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

1889/18: An impressive and most unusual late 19th century DOMESTIC POSTBOX ideal perhaps for a hotel foyer. Constructed of solid mahogany with an aperture to the sloping top for letters, it features an interesting marquetry panelled front door depicting a scene of a farmhouse within a rural setting of trees etc., very much in the Art Nouveau style of Galle. This door opens to reveal a shelved interior and it is set on a double plinth base. 42ins (107cms) high. c.1900

ArtNouveau, box, furniture, post

£985

1812/18: A pretty early Victorian solid silver SNUFF BOX in fine original crisp condition. Decorated with engine turning and reeding with a cast flower border, it opens to reveal its good fire-gilded gold interior and with hallmarks to both lid and base. The lid itself is beautifully engraved with a presentation inscription dated 1841, whilst the silver itself is dated 1840, maker Edward Smith of Birmingham. Pristine condition. 2.75ins wide. c.1840

box, object, Silver, snuff

£395

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