Lady’s fine quality DRESSING CASE & JEWELLERY BOX

Price: £1750
Stock No. 5106/k

A particularly fine quality mid-19th century Coromandel Dressing Case/Jewellery Box in superb original condition. The well-figured brass-bound coromandel-wood case opens to reveal the full set of twelve beautifully engraved silver-topped scent bottles; jars and boxes arranged around a central pad which retains its original mother-of-pearl handled tools; implements and gilt-handled scissors. Within the lid, is the reversible mirror which is backed with gilt-tooled red leather and ruched red velvet, whilst the central tray lifts out to reveal a vacant compartment below.

Within the base, and accessed via a spring-load button at the rear of the box, is the fitted jewellery drawer, also lined with gilt-tooled red leather and matching velvet with compartments for rings; necklaces and earrings.  The quality and condition of the linings throughout is particularly fine.  The silver lids are hallmarked for London 1856.  These boxes, providing they are fine, complete and undamaged make ideal 21st birthday or wedding presents. 12ins wide; 7.25ins high; 9ins deep. (30.5 x 18.5 x 23cms)  circa 1856.