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Oak Lift-top Box with Drawer Containing Silversmith's Supplies

Auction:
2502
Lot:
249
Sold for:
$1,126$950

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Oak Lift-top Box with Drawer Containing Silversmith's Supplies, England, c. 1900, the two-board top with molded edge opens to a well and inset tray with a large set of steel master dies, punches, dies, and engravers, above the drawer containing varied tools including files, parallel rules, a wire brush, and additional dies, old turned pulls and original brass lock hardware, refinished, (lacks lower molding), box ht. 8 3/4, wd. 20 3/4, dp. 11 1/4 in.

Note: A handwritten note dated 1959 on the underside of the top indicates that this box was given to Ted Crom by Ron Musker of Prescot, a local antiquarian. The note also indicates that the box was once labeled, though the label is now gone.
Estimate $700-900

Box is filled with items as noted in the description, box has no significant condition issues and no doubt would be very useful to a working craftsman.

Keywords

Drawer Containing Silversmith's Supplies, United Kingdom, brass lock hardware, steel master dies, Ron Musker, Ted Crom, working craftsman, Box, Crom