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Victorian Brass-inlaid and Coromandel Toiletry Box

Auction:
2940B
Lot:
20
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2940B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 06, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Victorian Brass-inlaid and Coromandel Toiletry Box, Sheffield, c. 1865, Joseph Rogers & Sons, maker, silver bearing marks for London, 1863-64, William Neal, maker, the necessaire de voyage opens to a mirror mounted to the interior of the lid with a secret compartment behind, eleven silver-mounted colorless cut-glass containers each engraved with foliate arabesques centering a small monogrammed cartouche, with two secret leather-lined compartments, 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 10 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Case with professional restoration to veneer lifting (now only some small cracks remain, especially to top surface, one very small area of lifted veneer to side), other. Lacking pull tab to lower secret jewelry compartment. Lacking sewing elements to upper case. One rectangular glass container (with silver spring lid) with crack long edge, other with crack to neck, otherwise glass in good condition with a couple of "fleabite" nicks.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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London, Inlay, Metalworking, Visual arts, Woodworking

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