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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

1978/19: A wonderful quality and quite large beautifully fitted STATIONERY CABINET in exceptional condition. The cabinet itself is of finely figured coromandel wood, with double doors that open to reveal the interior which is fitted with solid figured satinwood divisions and compartments. To the top is a hinged lid which opens to allow access to the calendar cards that can be changed to show any day, date and month. Further features include pair of ink bottles; the original coromandel-framed multi-use writing tablet and a useful storage drawer to the base. Working Bramah lock and key. 12.5ins wide; 16ins high; 16ins deep. (31.5 x 40.5 x 40.5cms) c.1890

box, coromandel, object, stationery

£985

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

1934/19: A most unusual, interesting and rare George III WRITING COMPENDIUM in fine original condition. The lower drawer with its brass :Swan-neck" handle, pulls out to open the "tambour" top which reveals the full set of original writing fittings including: pair of ink bottles; sander; two engraved glass seals and pair of candle-holders etc. The top opens to show the baize-lined writing surface, whilst there are two small drawers to the fitted interior and twin brass "Swan-Neck" carrying handles to both sides. An intriguing and useful Writing Compendium (or small desk) of a model we have not seen before. 20ins wide; 12ins deep; 9ins high max. (51 x 30.5 x 23cms) c.1770

box, Georgian, object, writing

£895

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

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

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