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Victorian fitted vanity box in fine condition. Whilst I would not go as far as stating that this box is rare it is certainly quite unusual on two counts. Generally vanity boxes did not feature Tunbridge Ware bands, and generally boxes that did feature the bands were not veneered with rosewood. If you were to do a quick scan through the web you will quickly establish that they are few and far between.
No missing or replaced veneer. Attractive grain. I will not state the word ‘original’ when referring to the various aspects of this item as apart from the replacement working key and possibly the manicure accessories every part of this box is original. Inlaid Tunbridge Ware style bands. Incised shield style brass cartouche and escutcheon with additional inlaid brass feature beneath, Side drawer accessed by removing a brass locking rod located to the box interior. The drawer springs open nicely to reveal the drawer interior in what looks to be unused condition. All dividers present and no tears or stains to the lightly padded velvet base. Velvet panel within a gilt embossed leather frame to the lid interior. The panel can be folded forward to give access to a ‘love letter’ envelope to the back. The envelope is clean with both side folds still fully intact. The main storage area comprises of 7 storage containers, one velvet topped ‘padded’ section and 3 velvet lidded sections. All containers are in very good condition. All velvet is free of tears. The central velvet lid/panel retains 3 manicure items, tweezers, nail file and scissors the latter with solid silver handles. The Mother of Pearl knobs on the two lids are in very good condition. The storage sections beneath the lids have the original lining in what certainly looks to be untouched condition. Even the pull tab on the central lid is still fully intact!! Brass side hoop handles on the tray make getting to the storage space beneath the tray an easy task.
As previously relay this example of a Victorian vanity box is quite unusual in some respects and it is further enhanced by the quite exceptional condition and degree of original features.
Unpacked weight 4 Kg
The box measures approximately 12” x 9” x 6 ¾”.
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the unusual inlaid fitted vanity box, side drawer (LA3799 / LA142278) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1880.
In very good condition.
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This item is located in Norfolk, United Kingdom.
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