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I have published a small selection of boxes and caddies with current prices Hygra.com, Selection of Antique Boxes for presents,
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You can come and see the boxes in person. I open flexibly. However, I am not always here so a quick phone call is a good idea. Our phone number is 44 (0)20 7254 7074.  If you would like directions, please let me know. There is a map at www.hygra.com/map 

 

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Imagine a world before the copying machine. If you wanted a copy, it was necessary to write it again!
A discussion at the Lunar Society in Birmingham inspired an invention which changed the world:

Antique Rare small traveling Watt's patent copying machine circa 1790      Antique Rare Brunel's Patent Polygraph box by I H Farthing Number 129 With secrets Circa 1803  

Benjamin Franklin gave the Watt's box to his friends. Thomas Jefferson embraced the technology and kept copies of everything.

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Boxes make distinguished and desirable gifts. Request current price lists.

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Thumbnail Gallery of Writing boxes and slopes 

Request current  list and prices of available writing boxes by email.

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Thumbnail Gallery of Jewelry boxes and Dressing boxes

Request current  list and Prices of available jewelry boxes by email

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Hygra Gallery: Antique Face Screens  I have added a new gallery to the website.

The face screen was the ultimate accessory; not only did it serve a practical purpose, but it also projected that most elusive of qualities: the IMAGE.  


 

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Important Antique Chinese Export Lacquer Tea Caddy decorated with Chinese Coins Circa 1900

Tabulation of the coins  depicted with the actual coins and Emperors.

Important high quality Chinese Export Lacquer Tea Chest of  decorated with scenes which are significant both in trading terms and in Sino-European relations and art.   
    The lacquer work on the top is raised;  it has been built up slowly layer by layer. 
    The scenes: The orchestration of activity reflects the descriptions of gardens with islands  and water where business as well as pleasure was the natural way of life. 
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Some new accessions:

Antique Figured Rosewood writing box with mother of pearl inlay Circa 1830 Brass bound Georgian  Solid Mahogany Triple Opening Writing Box circa 1810. Antique Brass bound Traveling Desk by J. Bramah circa 1815

 

Tea Caddy Gallery with animation update: Thumbnail Gallery of Tea Caddies

Tea Caddy Gallery 

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Sewing Box Gallery with animation update: Thumbnail Gallery of Sewing boxes

Sewing Box Gallery    

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Writing Box Gallery with animation update: Thumbnail Gallery of Writing boxes and slopes

Writing Box Gallery 

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Jewelry Box Gallery with Animation update: Thumbnail Gallery of Jewelry boxes and Dressing boxes

Jewelry and Dressing box animated gallery

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I have started to develop a Youtube channel.  Enjoy the videos: they can be browsed by following the  the link below

http://www.youtube.com/user/hygracom/videos?view=0 

Below are a few examples: Have fun! If you are interested in Antique Boxes; please subscribe to the channel and make comments.

 
Antique Figured Rosewood box with lift-out compartmentalized tray and sprung drawer fitted for jewelry. Circa 1840.
Request current list of available jewelry boxes with prices.
 

 

Suitable for jewellery: Antique rosewood box of architectural shape with mother of pearl inlay. Circa1825.
Request current list of available jewelry boxes with prices.
 

 

 
Regency brass bound writing box in highly figured rosewood with further brass inlay in the manner of the Royal cabinet-maker George Bullock Circa1820.
Request current list of available writing boxes with prices.
 

 

 
Victorian jewelry box in burr walnut with Bramah lock.
Request current list of available jewelry boxes with prices.
 

 

 
A  cabinet box suitable for the most precious jewelry: dramatic William IV rosewood compendium table cabinet of lofty architectural form. 
Request current list of available jewelry boxes with prices.
 

 

 
Writing box has unusual and elaborate layered secret compartments.
Request current list of available writing boxes with prices.

 
Regency jewelry box in figured rosewood and is inlaid in brass depicting stylized flora.
Request current list of available jewelry boxes with prices.
 

 

I have started to develop a Youtube channel.  Enjoy the videos: they can be browsed by following the  the link below

http://www.youtube.com/user/hygracom/videos?view=0 

 

I found myself on the Antiques Roadshow last  year!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00v2m3p/Antiques_Roadshow_Series_33_Beverley_Minster_2/ 

link to this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/v2m3p/ 

Series 33: 2. Beverley Minster 2

Items include a pair of medical leech jars and a sideboard that hides secret drawers. And a tea caddy, which is where I come in, about half way through.

Joseph

BBC One, broadcast on 26 Sep 2010
Watch "Antiques Roadshow" Now

 

heraldic:

Please help me to find the the story of this important box.
This image detail  is much as that above but I have increased the contrast to make the engraving slightly easier to see.

Crest: 
On a Wreath of Colours demi Lion Rampant Crowned holding between (fore) Paws a Rose (?)

If you know whose crest and initials they are please let me know.

There is more information at:

 

Crest:  On a Wreath of Colours  demi lion rampant crowned holding  between  (fore)paws  a rose (?)

'till soon,

Joseph

 

For more information on particular boxes click the images below

Tea caddies and chests  thumbnail index
tea caddy

Writing box thumbnail index
writing box

Sewing boxes thumbnail index
sewing box

   Dressing boxes    
dressing box

Jewelry boxes thumbnail index
jewelry box

Anglo Indian boxes
Indian

Oriental boxes
oriental lacquer

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Sewing box article updated more photos added

Vanity /dressing  box article updated more photos added

Writing box / lap desk article updated more photos added

Chess set goes to Chichester  Festival Theatre

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New Articles:

I have just republished  to the web Mechi's Catalogue of  Manfactures 1841 . The boxes when originally made were much more expensive than now:
Mechi was a well established London Maker. 

Hygra: MECHIíS- CATALOGUE OF MANUFACTURES 1841

  Boxes Painted by Artists

"There is a small but distinguished group of boxes which has puzzled me for years......

 

Inside Antiques, the newest program from the  BBC Antiques Roadshow takes an in depth look at tea caddies with Antigone and Joseph talking with Lars Tharp. See some of the caddies.

Inside Antiques, Tea Caddies explored,  Antigone with Lars Tharp Antiques Roadshow expert

 

The program is 7/12 of the new series and scheduled to be broadcast on Jan 25th 2004 on BBC4 just after the Antiques Roadshow.

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November 4th Joseph interviewed by Nick Girdler of BBC Radio Solent, on Writing boxes and slopes. Follow the BBC link for notes of the interview. 

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Antigone and Joseph have  had a new article on Tea Caddies published in the October 2003 issue of The Journal of Antiques. There is an online version on their website.

February 2003: Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society,1700--1880 by Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, ISBN: 0764316885 was published by Schiffer Books USA.


Preview of Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies and Society -- 1700-1880: Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly

For further information, some reviews, the contents, and links to order the book from Amazon and Barnes and Noble please click on the cover picture or www.hygra.com/book  

For UK addresses we can supply the book directly  for £69.95 inc p&p. please email booksale@hygra.com or make payment securely through PayPal

UK PAYMENT Normally we dispatch in a few days

For USA addresses we can supply the book directly  for US$89.95 inc p&p. please email booksale@hygra.com or make payment securely through PayPal

USA PAYMENT Normally we dispatch in a few days

 

You can order the book From Amazon now by clicking one of the links below:

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For more information on particular boxes click the images below

Tea caddies and chests  thumbnail index
tea caddy

Writing box thumbnail index
writing box

Sewing boxes thumbnail index
sewing box

   Dressing boxes    
dressing box

Jewelry boxes thumbnail index
jewelry box

Anglo Indian boxes
Indian

Oriental boxes
oriental lacquer

 

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