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another box on our site. The two must have come from the same workshop. Characteristic features of this box such as the particular shape of the protective corners, flat side handles, shape of central plaque, and quality of wood and workmanship, strongly point to the work of the cabinet maker Middleton who was recorded as working from 1801-10 at 162 Strand, London.">

 

Antique Georgian Mahogany Triple Opening Writing Box and Dressing Box circa 1800.

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Reference:  WB158

Description:
WB458: A mahogany brass bound box which is an example of  a combined dressing case and writing desk. The lift out dressing tray is fitted for holding a man's grooming accessories. This is a very unusual arrangement. 
This box is very similar to another box on our site. The two must have come from the same workshop. Characteristic features of this box such as the particular shape of the protective corners, flat side handles, shape of central plaque, and quality of wood and workmanship, strongly point to the work of the cabinet maker Middleton who was recorded as working from 1801-10 at 162 Strand, London. 

Circa 1800.
Origin: UK

Circa: 1800

Materials:

Size: 30.5 cm  wide:  12 inches wide.

Condition:

 

WB458: A mahogany brass bound box which is an example of  a combined dressing case and writing desk. The lift out dressing tray is fitted for holding a man's grooming accessories. This is a very unusual arrangement.  Circa 1800. Enlarge Picture

 

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The top part shown open. Also visible are the two inkwells and pen tray.

When the tray is lifted, the back panel under the pen tray slides up to reveal two secret drawers.

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The top flap folds down to reveal the dressing tray. There are slots for razors, a shaving soap jar and compartments for scissors and other grooming tools.

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The box open completely and showing the lower paper compartment. The underside of the writing flaps are in oak.

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When the tray is lifted, the back panel under the pen tray slides up to reveal two secret drawers.

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The right pot is a pounce pot. The surface is original baize

 

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