A 19th century Victorian coromandel wood brass line inlaid Gentleman’s dressing box.
The box has a blue leather and velvet lined interior with a lift out tray, storage compartments and the underside of the lid holds a concealed mirror.
The interior is fitted with seven sterling silver topped jars and bottles and a silver cased shaving brush holder.
The lift out tray also holds two cut throat razors and manicure tools and under the tray are two satinwood backed brushes.
The sterling silver lids have hall marks for London, the year 1870, Queen Victoria’s head and a maker’s mark for Thomas Whitehouse.
The top of the box has a presentation plaque: “Presented to Mr Frederick Biney, on his attaining the age of 21 years, by the servants of his father Napoleon Biney Esquire, Clarence Hotel Manchester, August 13th 1871. With many good wishes for his future prosperity and happiness.”.
The box and fittings are in very good condition, the shaving brush inside it’s holder is perished and would have to be replaced if needed. (Circa 1870)
Height 14cm (5.5 inches)
Width 31cm (12.2 inches)
Depth 23.2cm (9.1 inches)