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A dramatic high quality figured walnut  dressing box with chassed silver plate top crystal bottles and drop front Circa 1895.

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Reference: JB130

Description:
A dramatic high quality figured walnut  dressing box with chassed silver plate top crystal bottles and drop front . 

The drop front opens to reveal two drawers one leather lined the other fitted for jewelry with silks and velvet. The silver plated tops have chased engraving and are inscribed "EVE" The lock plate reads Bramah Patent. 

The lid has a reversible mirror with document wallet behind.

The lock works and has a replacement key.

The leather supplementary cover of the jewelry drawer is  gold embossed  "F Pritty Arcade Glasgow".

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa: 1895

Materials:

Size: 12" by 8.6" by 6.5":  35cm by 23cm by 19.8cm. 

Condition: The box has a shellac/ "French polish" finish and is overall in very good original condition. One of the jars has a repair. see below.

 

A dramatic high quality figured walnut  dressing box with chassed silver plate top crystal bottles and drop front Circa 1895

 

 

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The box has a working Bramah  lock and key. 

 

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The leather supplementary cover of the jewelry drawer is  gold embossed  "F Pritty Arcade Glasgow".

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 The lock plate is plated and engraved with abstract foliate forms and "Bramah Patent London".

Here the perfume bottles and jars stand on the drop front. This was an age of supplicated glamour.  

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One of the jars is cracked. It has been glued in the past. It is in the nature of many of the glues used to repair glass to yellow. 

 

 

 

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