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detail 432. A Regency rosewood and brass dressing box / case, of sarcophagus form, the hinged lid boldly carved with gadrooned borders and bands of stiff leaves, inset with a bronze plaque engraved with a talbot crest, with initials ‘W. D.’, revealing a plush lined interior, the underside of the lid with a letter compartment above a divided interior fitted with finely cut glass bottles and jars, eight with silver gilt lids hallmarked for Thomas and James Phipps, London 1819, all with a talbot crest, with a shaving brush holder, the tapering body inlaid with stringing and flower heads above a band of lappets and leaf carved ball feet, 24cm high, 37.2cm wide, 29.3cm deep. £4,000-6,000 Provenance: Antigone Clarke & Joseph O’Kelly, Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies & Society, 1700-1880, 2nd Edition, p.43, fig.52.
433. A rare Regency rosewood and brass mounted metamorphic writing / sewing box, possibly naval or campaign, inlaid with lozenges, with a twin hinged top and a hinged front revealing six short and one long drawers, with a leather and velvet lined lift-out tray, with turned bone handles, above a baize lined writing slope, with a sprung pen and ink drawer to the right side and a divided drawer fitted with ivory sewing utensils, barrel reel holders, thimbles and pin cushions, with sunken brass military style handles, 22.4cm high, 36cm wide, 27.3cm deep. £3,000-4,000 Provenance: Antigone Clarke & Joseph O’Kelly, Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies & Society, 1700-1880, 2nd Edition, p.49, fig.63.
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