Object Description

Circa 1837, ladies travelling case in rosewood. The box is by Edwards of London, as noted in the leather section to the lid: ‘Edwards, Manufacturers to His Majesty, 21 King Street, Bloomsbury, London’. The silverware are hallmarked and are likely by Thomas Dicks, London, and are engraved with the name Mary. The rosewood box has string inlay to the top, brass rounded corners, flush brass military handles, Brahma lock at the front and brass at the base. The top tier is extensively fitted out with different shaped bottles, and inkwells, all hallmarked and the front section opens out by 2 small lifting handles. There are 2 brushes with bristle and ivory in this section, which can also be lifted out revealing various compartments within the case. The lid is crushed velour and there is a small clasp on it and it opens to show a leather section for storing letters.

Size 15 cm high x 32 cm wide x 23 cm deep.

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