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Antique Calamander Silver Gilt Dressing Box Vanity Case - circa 1864 United Kingdom

Width 14.00inch [35.56cm]
Height 8.50inch [21.59cm]
Depth 10.00inch [cm]
Medium Wood, Velvet, Brass, Glass
Description Antique Dressing box veneered in a very striking and high contrast Calamander. With brass edging, stringing, escutcheons and flush fitting carry handles, has a secret hidden jewellery tray.

The interior is lined in a blue velvet and features fifteen glass bottles with silver-gilt engraved lids, each with the monogram F.S. These are attributed to Thomas Johnson and hallmarked, London, 1864. Most of the bottles are housed in a removable tray which when lifted reveals and stunning, fully fitted tool tray which contains various silver-gilt and mother of pearl tools. One the back edge of the open box is a makers plaque which reads:
W. Thornhill Manufacturer to the Royal Family 144 New Bond Str. London

The front of the box features a separate locking drawer which provides further blue velvet lined storage. Removing the drawer completely allows access to the secret jewellery tray which is housed above the drawer. This can be removed be reaching just into the top of the drawers compartment and operating a latch near the front edge.

Secret hidden Jewellery tray features five lidded velvet lined compartments with two especially for sovereigns.

This exquisite Antique Dressing case comes with a fully working Bramah locks and tasselled keys.

Calamander is a valuable wood found in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It has a contrasting hazel-brown colour with black grain. It is a dense, heavy wood that is so popular it has been logged to extinction over the last few hundred years.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £85
International £130

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