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A selection of Antique boxes for presents

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Below is a small selection of the Antique boxes we have currently for sale.

Boxes for jewelry 

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http://hygra.com/box/809JB 

Price UK£560.00

Antique brass edged figured coromandel box with working Bramah type  lock with key.

Antique brass edged figured coromandel box with working Bramah type  lock with key.  809JB: Antique brass edged figured coromandel box with working Bramah type lock with key Circa 1870   
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Antique brass edged figured coromandel box with working Bramah type  lock with key. The box has a compartmentalized lift out tray. There is with spring released drawer  fitted for jewelry. There is also a lift out leather and velvet covered tray  suitable for storing jewelry.  Circa 1870. 

Origin:  UK;  Circa:
1870; Materials: coromandel on a mahogany structure; leather; velvet.
Size: 28.4 cm wide by 20.6 cm by 18.2 cm:   11.18 inches wide by  8.11 inches by  7.2 inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images

Current Price UK£560.00

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Price UK£950.00

808JB: Antique Coromandel Brass edged box with lift out tray and drawer fitted for Jewelry Circa 1875  808JB: Antique Coromandel Brass edged box with lift out tray and drawer fitted for Jewelry Circa 1875  

808JB: Antique Coromandel Brass edged box with lift out tray and drawer fitted for Jewelry Circa 1875
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Highly Figured Coromandel box with engraved brass edging and mounts having two Bramah type locks. The box has a lift out tray and a drawer fitted for jewelry,   One of the locks is stamped with a crown and "VR PATENT" and "VR BRAMAHS".  The other, the drawer lock "JT NEEDS 100 NEW BOND ST" and "LATE BRAMAH 124 PICCIDILLY". Circa 1875.

Origin: UK ;  Circa:
1875; Materials: Brass and coromandel on a mahogany structure.
Size: 31cm wide by 23.5 cm by 17.3 cm:  12.2  inches wide by   9.25 inches by  6.8 inches.
Condition:
good overall; working locks and key; see images

Current Price UK£950.00

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Price UK£840.00

738JB: Box veneered in richly figured rosewood and inlaid with mother of pearl in a fine and controlled pattern of stylised flora. It has its original tray and a side drawer now fitted for jewelry. The box has rounded edges. The harmonious inlays of mother of pearl contrast with the rich deep colour of the rosewood. Circa 1835   738JB: Box veneered in richly figured rosewood and inlaid with mother of pearl in a fine and controlled pattern of stylised flora. It has its original tray and a side drawer now fitted for jewelry. The box has rounded edges. The harmonious inlays of mother of pearl contrast with the rich deep colour of the rosewood. Circa 1835
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Box veneered in richly figured rosewood and inlaid with mother of pearl in a fine and controlled pattern of stylised flora. It has its original tray and a side drawer now fitted for jewelry. The box has rounded edges. The harmonious inlays of mother of pearl contrast with the rich deep colour of the rosewood.

Origin: UK ;  Circa:
1835; Materials: .
Size: 30.2 cm wide by 21.8 cm by 16.5 cm:  11.9 inches wide by 8.6  inches by 6.5  inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images
Current Price UK£840.00

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Compendium- Table Cabinets : sewing, jewelry, personal, and writing box

http://hygra.com/box/691SBCAB/ 

  price:: UK£2800

691SBCAB: An impeccably made,  high quality, William IV, fully fitted, figured rosewood,  table cabinet of architectural form, profusely  inlaid with mother of pearl depicting stylized flowers on the top,  and on the doors depiction of perched birds of prey.  
 The top compartment, which is all original with canary yellow silk is fitted for sewing;  it  retains its period mother of pearl topped spools and tools. 691SBCAB: An impeccably made,  high quality, William IV, fully fitted, figured rosewood,  table cabinet of architectural form, profusely  inlaid with mother of pearl depicting stylized flowers on the top,  and on the doors depiction of perched birds of prey.  
 The top compartment, which is all original with canary yellow silk is fitted for sewing;  it  retains its period mother of pearl topped spools and tools.

 

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An impeccably made,  high quality, William IV, fully fitted, figured rosewood,  table cabinet of architectural form, profusely  inlaid with mother of pearl depicting stylized flowers on the top,  and on the doors depiction of perched birds of prey.  
The top compartment, which is all original with canary yellow silk is fitted for sewing;  it  retains its period mother of pearl topped spools and tools. 
The doors  have fielded panels framed with turned gadrooning. The Inside of the doors  has fielded embossed maroon Morocco leather panels. 
The doors open to  three drawers with turned mother of pearl handles and accents.  The bottom drawer is a writing box ; the middle is fitted for jewelry and has a lift out tray.  The silks and leather are all original. The top drawer is empty and lined with its original yellow paper.  The cabinet combines sewing box, jewelry box and intimate writing box. It was a locked personal space.  Circa 1835.

Origin: UK ;  Circa:
1835; Materials: Rosewood, mother of pearl, silk, leather.
Size: 30.5 cm wide by 21  cm by 29  cm:  12  inches wide by  8.3  inches by  11.4 inches.
Condition: good original overall; working lock and key; see images
Current
price:: UK£2800.

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Price UK£3900

630JB: A monumental  coromandel ebony compendium table cabinet  of architectural form having turned and carved feet and handles. It is profusely inlaid to the top and front with mother of pearl. Enlarge Picture
JB630: A monumental coromandel ebony compendium table cabinet of architectural form having turned and carved feet and handles. It is profusely inlaid to the top and front with mother of pearl.
 The compendium is the personal space for the owner and has a fully fitted sewing tray complete with its original filigree silver and bone thread spools and other tools, There are two drawers for jewelry, and a folding writing box.  


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A monumental coromandel ebony compendium table cabinet of architectural form having turned and carved feet and handles. It is profusely inlaid to the top and front with mother of pearl.
The compendium is the personal space for the owner and has a fully fitted sewing tray complete with its original filigree silver and bone thread spools and other tools, There are two drawers for jewelry, and a folding writing box.

Origin: UK ; Circa: 1850; Materials: Coromandel on mahogany, mother of pearl, silk, leather .
Size: 38.5 cm wide by 29.5 cm by 41 cm: 15.2 inches wide by 11.6 inches by 16.1 inches.
Current Price UK£3900.

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Boxes for Jewelry 

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Price UK£900


Antique box in the sarcophagus form. The box is veneered in figured rosewood and is inlaid in brass depicting stylized flora. The fluid design of stylised flora is exceptionally fine. This is a spectacular box which encapsulates the best of the Regency era. The box stands on turned rosewood feet and has brass lion head  drop ring handles. The centre panel of the top is framed with gadrooning as is the pediment adding the architectural impact. The box has a lift out tray which has been relined . Circa1825.  Enlarge Picture

JB676: Antique box in the sarcophagus form. The box is veneered in figured rosewood and is inlaid in brass depicting stylized flora. The fluid design of stylised flora is exceptionally fine. This is a spectacular box which encapsulates the best of the Regency era. The box stands on turned rosewood feet and has brass lion head drop ring handles. The centre panel of the top is framed with gadrooning as is the pediment adding the architectural impact. The box has a lift out tray which has been relined . Circa 1825.  

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Ref: 676JB
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Antique box in the sarcophagus form. The box is veneered in figured rosewood and is inlaid in brass depicting stylized flora. The fluid design of stylised flora is exceptionally fine. This is a spectacular box which encapsulates the best of the Regency era. The box stands on turned rosewood feet and has brass lion head drop ring handles. The centre panel of the top is framed with gadrooning as is the pediment adding the architectural impact. The box has a lift out tray which has been relined . Circa1825.

Origin: UK; Circa: 1825 ; Materials: Rosewood and brass on a pine structure.

Size: 28.5 cm wide by 21.2 cm by 15 cm: 11.2 inches wide by 8.4 inches by 5.9 inches.

Condition: good overall; working lock and key; see images

Current Price UK£900

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http://hygra.com/box/728JB 

Price UK£250

728JB: Kingwood veneered box cross banded in kingwood delineated in stringing and marquetry of rosewood and contrasting coloured woods, with a central  hand coloured print of classical figures. The box has a replacement lift-out tray which has been lined with velvet. Circa 1810.728JB: Kingwood veneered box cross banded in kingwood delineated in stringing and marquetry of rosewood and contrasting coloured woods, with a central  hand coloured print of classical figures. The box has a replacement lift-out tray which has been lined with velvet. Circa 1810. 728JB: Kingwood veneered box cross banded in kingwood delineated in stringing and marquetry of rosewood and contrasting coloured woods, with a central  hand coloured print of classical figures. The box has a replacement lift-out tray which has been lined with velvet. Circa 1810.

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Kingwood veneered box cross banded in kingwood delineated in stringing and marquetry of rosewood and contrasting 
coloured woods, with a central  hand coloured print of classical figures. The box has a replacement lift-out tray which has been lined with velvet. Circa 1810.

Origin: UK;  Circa:
1810; Materials: .
Size: 27 cm wide by 21.2 cm by 10.5 cm:  10.6 inches wide 8.4 by   inches by 4.1  inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; small damage to cross banding; repair to corner line; wear on print: see images.
Current Price UK£250.00

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Price UK£2600

801SB: Rare Antique Regency Polychromed fitted sewing box with depictions of Oriental life Circa 1815

801SB: Rare Antique Regency Polychromed fitted sewing box with depictions of Oriental life Circa 1815  
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A box constructed in a combination of concave and straight lines resulting in a characteristic Regency form, redolent of ancient structures. It is decorated with a delightful vision of Cathay executed in polychrome painting on a black ground, featuring oriental figures, exotic birds and magnificent flora. The box stands on gilded repousse feet and has gilded drop loop handles to the sides. Inside the box contains its original tray. This box is a very special example of Chinoiserie: it weaves many conventions of the genre in well-orchestrated scenes of aesthetic sensitivity infused with gentle humour. It is a symbol of the eclectic spirit of the period. Circa 1815.

Origin: UK;  Circa: 1815; Materials: .
Size: 27.4 cm wide by 21.1 cm by 14.7 cm:  10.8  inches wide by  8.3 inches by  5.8 inches.
Condition:
Overall very good for this type of work. Loss to varnish and paint here and there, as in the tree under the canopy on the top. Fading of varnish in places. Fortunately the box has survived without attempts to take off the original varnish and interfere with the finish; working lock and key; see images
Price: UK£2600.

 

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Price UK£350

A figured  rosewood box , the grain on the front and top changing from dark brown to golden, giving an almost three dimensional quality. It has lines of white metal, a pewter alloy,  inlaid parallel and close to the sides.   The inside is lined with its original blue paper. There is lift-out tray with mitered beveled edge some of the divisions are missing. The layout would have been for cotton spools and sewing. The tray now has removable pads of blue velvet making the box suitable for jewelry or precious mementos.  There is a space under the tray, again lined with the manufacturer's paper.  


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Ref: 703JB 
A figured  rosewood box , the grain on the front and top changing from dark brown to golden, giving an almost three dimensional quality. It has lines of white metal, a pewter alloy,  inlaid parallel and close to the sides.   The inside is lined with its original blue paper. There is lift-out tray with mitered beveled edge some of the divisions are missing. The layout would have been for cotton spools and sewing. The tray now has removable pads of blue velvet making the box suitable for jewelry or precious mementos.  There is a space under the tray, again lined with the manufacturer's paper. The lid is lined with faded blue silk. I wonder if the blue of the paper and the blue of the silk  were once closer. There is a catch which enables the pad to open down. There is a document wallet behind. Circa 1830.

Origin: UK ;  Circa:
1830; Materials: Rosewood on pine.
Size: 30.5 cm wide by 21.5  cm by 12.5 cm:  12 inches wide by  8.5  inches by  5  inches.
Condition: good overall; working lock and key, the integrity of the original is well perserded; see images.
Current Price UK£350.

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Dressing/Vanity boxes

http://www.hygra.com/uk/jb/jb128/ 

Price UK£3800

A fine Paris  NÉCESSAIRE DE VOYAGE  tightly packed with  tools and accessories for personal grooming circa 1820 Enlarge Picture  A fine Paris  NÉCESSAIRE DE VOYAGE  tightly packed with  tools and accessories for personal grooming.
The burr elm box is edged with brass  and has inset brass carrying handles.  The gilded silver toped cut crystal bottles and jars have the Paris silver mark for 1818-1838. The tools are a delight of mother of pearl and steel.   
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A fine Paris NÉCESSAIRE DE VOYAGE tightly packed with tools and accessories for personal grooming circa 1820.
Current Price UK£3800.

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Price UK£2800

JB125: A  very high quality  Coromandel Dressing box from the second half of 19th century. 
Enlarge Picture JB125: A  very high quality  Coromandel Dressing box from the second half of 19th century. 
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A  very high quality  Coromandel Dressing box from the second half of 19th century. It features solid silver  hallmarked silver toped bottles two sprung  jewelry  drawers,  a lift out self reversible mirror, rounded brass edgings and working Bramah lock. Circa 1884.
Current Price UK£2800.

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http://hygra.com/uk/jb2/JB316 

Price UK£1450

JB316: Brass edged flame mahogany fully fitted dressing box with inset brass handles and Bramah lock opening to a leather covered lift out tray with cut glass bottles with hallmarked silver tops (1827-9) a document wallet in the lid. Circa 1830. Enlarge Picture JB316: Brass edged flame mahogany fully fitted dressing box with inset brass handles and Bramah lock opening to a leather covered lift out tray with cut glass bottles with hallmarked silver tops (1827-9) a document wallet in the lid. Circa 1830.  
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Brass edged flame mahogany fully fitted dressing box with inset brass handles and Bramah lock opening to a leather covered lift out tray with cut glass bottles with hallmarked silver tops (1827-9) a document wallet in the lid. Circa 1830. 
Current Price UK£1450.

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Sewing boxes

http://hygra.com/box/697SB-cut-steel 

Price: UK£940

Antique Regency shaped fully fitted rosewood sewing box the outside decorated with diamond faceted steel work decoration.  The inside is finished in blue paper and silk. The lid is lined with ruched silk framed by a plain border. There is a  document wallet behind. The compartmentalized  lift out tray has  four supplementary lids  covered in brocaded silk with decorative pulls.    The edges and partitions are  accented with cast pewter bead work.  The box has original period  steel and  embossed  and  chased silver sewing tools. These include  scissors with  sheath, stiletto, a combined wax-spoon and tweezers, a pin cushion in the form of  a wicker basket tape-measure and thimble. Circa 1810.  Antique Regency shaped fully fitted rosewood sewing box the outside decorated with diamond faceted steel work decoration.  The inside is finished in blue paper and silk. The lid is lined with ruched silk framed by a plain border. There is a  document wallet behind. The compartmentalized  lift out tray has  four supplementary lids  covered in brocaded silk with decorative pulls.    The edges and partitions are  accented with cast pewter bead work.  The box has original period  steel and  embossed  and  chased silver sewing tools. These include  scissors with  sheath, stiletto, a combined wax-spoon and tweezers, a pin cushion in the form of  a wicker basket tape-measure and thimble. Circa 1810.

 

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Antique Regency shaped fully fitted rosewood sewing box the outside decorated with diamond faceted steel work decoration.  The inside is finished in blue paper and silk. The lid is lined with ruched silk framed by a plain border. There is a  document wallet behind. The compartmentalized  lift out tray has  four supplementary lids  covered in brocaded silk with decorative pulls.    The edges and partitions are  accented with cast pewter bead work.  The box has original period  steel and  embossed  and  chased silver sewing tools. These include  scissors with  sheath, stiletto, a combined wax-spoon and tweezers, a pin cushion in the form of  a wicker basket tape-measure and thimble. Circa 1810. 

Origin: UK ;  Circa: 1810
; Materials: .
Size:  28 cm wide by 20 cm by 14 cm:  11  inches wide by 7.9   inches by 5.5  inches.
Condition:
good original overall; working lock and key; see images
Price: UK£940

 

http://hygra.com/uk/sb/sb108/ 

Price: UK£2200

Victorian fully fitted coromandel sewing box of architectural shape inlaid with mother of pearl abalone and metal, with turned handles and feet.  circa 1845 Enlarge Picture
Victorian fully fitted coromandel sewing box of architectural shape inlaid with mother of pearl abalone and metal, with turned handles and feet.  circa 1845 Enlarge Picture
 

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Victorian fully fitted coromandel sewing box of architectural shape inlaid with mother of pearl abalone and metal, with turned handles and feet. circa 1845
Current Price: UK£2200.

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Price: UK£250

Early Victorian rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid box with a sewing tray covered in the original printed paper and blue silk, with compartments for threads and sewing tools, circa 1850.

Early Victorian rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid box with a sewing tray covered in the original printed paper and blue silk, with compartments for threads and sewing tools, circa 1850.

 

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Early Victorian rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid box with a sewing tray covered in the original printed paper and blue silk, with compartments for threads and sewing tools, circa 1850.
A box of pleasing proportions with accented with two small ornaments in mother of pearl inlay.
Origin: UK;  Circa: 1850
; Materials: .
Size: 27.5 cm wide by 20 cm by 12 cm:   10.8 inches wide by  7.9 inches by  4.7 inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images
Current Price: UK£250.00

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Price: UK£950

large Chinese export lacquer Chinese sewing box, decorated all over with scenes of oriental figures in gardens in raised gilded lacquer. Circa 1840.   large Chinese export lacquer Chinese sewing box, decorated all over with scenes of oriental figures in gardens in raised gilded lacquer. Circa 1840.  

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Antique Chinese Export Lacquer  Sewing  box, circa 1840.
Current Price: UK£950.

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http://hygra.com/uk/sb/SB454 

Price: UK£850

 

 

SB454: Mahogany and brass bound sewing box circa 1820. This is a most unusual early sewing box, both strong and robust. The high quality of the structure suggests that it was made to withstand travel as well as sit in elegant drawing rooms. The mahogany is edged in squared brass all around and bears flat-folding side handles. The original interior is lined in red textured leather. The tray is in keeping with the exterior and is structured for strength. The ‘envelope’ is most unusual and opens with a silver catch. Some bending on bottom brass suggesting that the box did travel! Working Bramah lock and key.  Enlarge Picture  SB454: Mahogany and brass bound sewing box circa 1820
 This is a most unusual early sewing box, both strong and robust. The high quality of the structure suggests that it was made to withstand travel as well as sit in elegant drawing rooms. The mahogany is edged in squared brass all around and bears flat-folding side handles. The original interior is lined in red textured leather. The tray is in keeping with the exterior and is structured for strength. The ‘envelope’ is most unusual and opens with a silver catch. Some bending on bottom brass suggesting that the box did travel! Working Bramah lock and key.   

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Mahogany and brass bound sewing box circa 1820. This is a most unusual early sewing box, both strong and robust. The high quality of the structure suggests that it was made to withstand travel as well as sit in elegant drawing rooms. The mahogany is edged in squared brass all around and bears flat-folding side handles. The original interior is lined in red textured leather. The tray is in keeping with the exterior and is structured for strength. The ‘envelope’ is most unusual and opens with a silver catch. Some bending on bottom brass suggesting that the box did travel! Working Bramah lock and key. 
Price: UK£850.

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Price: UK£1200
SB425:  Sewing box with  Japanned, raised and polychromed decoration on this sewing box depicting  a truly golden vision of Cathay. Figures relax in a garden with a distant rock in the background and the ho-ho bird above. This is a relatively late example of such work and it does not have an overall varnish. Note how the gold and the colors have remained brighter than in earlier examples. 8.5" wide.  Circa 1820. Enlarge Picture  SB425:  Sewing box with  Japanned, raised and polychromed decoration on this sewing box depicting  a truly golden vision of Cathay. Figures relax in a garden with a distant rock in the background and the ho-ho bird above. This is a relatively late example of such work and it does not have an overall varnish. Note how the gold and the colors have remained brighter than in earlier examples. Circa 1820.  

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Sewing box with Japanned, raised and polychromed decoration on this sewing box depicting a truly golden vision of Cathay. Figures relax in a garden with a distant rock in the background and the ho-ho bird above. This is a relatively late example of such work and it does not have an overall varnish. Note how the gold and the colors have remained brighter than in earlier examples. 8.5" wide. Circa 1820.
Price: UK£1200.

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Price: UK£240
SB124: Victorian figured coromandel sewing box  with mother of pearl cartouche and escutcheon, the inside with fitted liftout tray  with silk covered supplementary lids, Circa 1860.   Enlarge Picture

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Victorian figured coromandel sewing box with mother of pearl cartouche and escutcheon, the inside with fitted liftout tray with silk covered supplementary lids, Circa 1860. 
Price: UK£240.

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http://hygra.com/uk/sb/sb102/ 
UK£1400
An artist painted Papier mâchè sewing box having its original fully fitted tray with Dieppe turned and carved  spools and sewing tools Circa 1820. SB102: A painted Fully fitted Papier mâchè Sewing box Circa 1835.

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A painted Fully fitted Papier mâchè Sewing box Circa 1835.

Inside there is a fully fitted sewing tray with mother of pearl toped spools and matching waxer.
Current Price: UK£1400.

 

Writing Boxes

http://hygra.com/box/884WB 

Price UK£2200

Brass edged and inlayed kingwood veneered writing box by T Lund, with Bramah type lock,

Brass edged and inlayed kingwood veneered writing box by T Lund, with Bramah type lock, Brass edged and inlayed kingwood veneered writing box by T Lund, with Bramah type lock,

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Brass edged and inlayed kingwood veneered writing box by T Lund, with Bramah type lock, opening to an embossed leather writing surface (original), compartments for inkwells and pens lined with ebony. The writing flap has a separate lock  and opens to a rare lift-out tray. When the tray is removed there is a compartment for papers. A sprung panel conceals three secret drawers hidden under the ink and pen compartments. There is great attention to detail and the box is made and finished to the highest quality. The box has a rare pair of candle sticks.

Origin: UK; MFR: T Lund London;  Circa:1820 ; Materials: Kingwood Mahogany, ebony brass.
Size: 40.5 cm wide by 25.2 cm by 24.3 cm:  16 inches wide by  10 inches by  5.6 inches.

Condition: good overall; working lock and key; see images

Current Price UK£2200.

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Price UK£1200

Brass bound Georgian  Solid Mahogany Triple Opening Writing Box circa 1810.
 

Brass bound Georgian  Solid Mahogany Triple Opening Writing Box circa 1810.  Brass bound Georgian  Solid Mahogany Triple Opening Writing Box circa 1810.

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Ref: 860WB   hygra.com/box/860WB 
Brass bound and accented solid mahogany triple opening writing box in the military style with countersunk carrying handles; the fitted compartmentalized interior with places for pens and papers, a gold embossed red morocco leather document wallet in the lid, a replacement green leather writing surface, secret drawers behind a sprung panel beneath the pen tray. The box retains two original screw top inkwells.
Origin: UK ;  Circa: 1810
; Materials: Mahogany, brass.
Size: 35 cm wide by 24.8 cm by 12.5 cm:   13.8 inches wide by   9.8 inches by  4'9  inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images

Current Price UK£1200.

 

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Price UK£680

Antique Rosewood writing Box with pewter inlay circa 1825 by Turnbull's of Cheltenham

 Antique Rosewood writing Box with pewter inlay circa 1825 by Turnbull's of Cheltenham Antique Rosewood writing Box with pewter inlay circa 1825 by Turnbull's of Cheltenham

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Rosewood writing box with fluid inlay in pewter depicting floral motifs. The box is labeled "Turnbull's Exchange, 389 High St. Cheltenham."  The box opens to a sloping velvet covered writing surface with compartments for ink and pens. There are places for storing paper beneath.
Origin: UK, labeled Turnbull's Cheltenham;  Circa:
1825; Materials: rosewood pewter .
Size: 40 cm wide by 23 cm by 12.5 cm:  15.7  inches wide by  9.1 inches by 4.9  inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images

Current Price UK£680.

 

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Price UK£650

Antique Brass Edged Writing box with Bramah Lock and Secret drawers Circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

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A Victorian writing box veneered in figured flame mahogany with rounded brass surround and fine brass stringing  The main lock is Bramah. The brass acts both as decoration and protection. The interior is veneered in ebonised wood. The framed writing surface is covered in a replacement gold embossed leather. There is a second lock to the upper flap.   Three secret drawers  are hidden by a sprung panel beneath the compartments for writing accessories and inkwells.

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Description:
Ref: 665WB
Writing box veneered in figured flame mahogany with rounded brass surround and fine brass stringing The main lock is Bramah. The brass acts both ad decoration and protection. The interior is veneered in ebonised wood. The writing surface is covered in a replacement gold embossed leather. There is a second lock to the flap and three secret drawers.
Working locks and keys.
Origin: UK; Circa:
1860; Materials: .
Size: 46
cm wide by 24.8 cm by 16.7 cm: 18 inches wide by 9.8 inches by 6.6 inches.
Condition:
good overall; working locks and keys; see images

Current Price UK£650

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Price UK£450
Writing box veneered in figured walnut, with rounded brass surround and brass lines. Strong Bramah lock. Enlarge Picture  

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Writing box veneered in figured walnut circa 1880
Writing box veneered in figured walnut, with rounded brass surround and brass lines. Strong Bramah lock.
Inside the box is veneered in ebonised wood. The writing surface is lined in the original black gold-embossed leather. The inkwells of period design are added (new). The flap lifts to a mahogany interior. There is a second lock to the flap. There are three secret drawers hidden behind a sprung panel. Working Bramah lock and key.
Origin: UK, Circa: 1880
Size: 45 cm wide by 25 cm by 19.5 cm: 17.7 inches wide by 9.8 inches by 7.7 inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images

Current Price UK£450

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Price UK£1700
Brass bound and accented figured rosewood writing box opening to a  tapering  embossed leather  (replacement) covered writing surface with compartments for paper beneath and having secret drawers  hidden behind a sprung panel as well as places for pens and inkwells. Circa 1815. The box has a working lock and key.  Enlarge Picture

 

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A rare late 18th Century  mahogany tambour or roll top writing box in the manner of a drawing in The Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices 1788.  by Thomas Shearer. having twin swan neck carrying handles. The lockable drawer which has a swan neck handle is connected to the role top. The box is restrained and without inlays or marquetry. The mechanism still works perfectly after 200 years. The stability is achieved by using a double-blind dovetail construction.  As the drawer is pulled out  the curved tambour top retracts into the box revealing the inkwells and curved pen-stand  at the same time allowing the sloping writing surface  to be opened down.
Origin: UK ;  Circa:
1800; Materials: mahogany .
Size:  35.5 cm wide by 26 cm by 19 cm:  14 inches wide by 10.5  inches by  7.5 inches.
Condition:
good overall; working lock and key; see images
Current Price UK£1700

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Price UK£850

WB463: Writing slope in rosewood with brass inlay circa 1820. It is veneered in saw cut rosewood on mahogany and it is inlaid in brass.Inside the box has lidded compartments for pens, wax etc and two screw top distinctive inkwells. Enlarge Picture  


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WB463: Writing slope in rosewood with brass inlay circa 1820. It is veneered in saw cut rosewood on mahogany and it is inlaid in brass. Inside the box has lidded compartments for pens, wax etc and two screw top distinctive inkwells.
Current Price UK£850.

 

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Price UK£1400.

A Tunbridge ware writing slope veneered with rosewood and decorated with micro mosaic depicting floral subjects. Circa 1850 


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WB103: A Tunbridge ware writing slope veneered with rosewood and decorated with micro mosaic depicting floral subjects. Circa 1850
Current Price UK£1400.

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Tea Caddies

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Price: UK£1,800.

Chinese Export Lacquer Tea Caddy with Gold Decoration depicting "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Circa 1825.   TC144: Chinese Export Lacquer Tea Caddy with Gold Decoration depicting

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TC144
Chinese Export Lacquer Tea Caddy with Gold Decoration depicting "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Circa 1825.
Our current Price: UK£1,800.

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Price: UK£7,500.
      A penwork tea chest, true to the spirit of the Regency. Its shape is of pure Egyptian inspiration. The top is decorated in designs of neoclassical derivation. The center features a pattera pattern slightly suggestive of a flower. The lower surround and the wide triangular panels feature acanthus leaves. The narrower sides have leaves enclosing either a stylized pinecone (ancient symbol of fertility) or a pineapple (a fruit of the East). The main body of work is in chinoiserie. The figures and landscapes have a light element, which was introduced in the second part of the 18th century, but which did not find true expression in England until the advent of penwork. Much of the design is inspired by Mathias Darly's and George Edwards' A New Book of Chinese Designs. For example, the book gives illustrations of "Indian" islands, bits of land somehow floating in the universe. Such islands were earthly manifestations of the "Islands of the Blessed".  TC146: An immportant penwork tea chest, true to the spirit of the Regency. Its shape is of pure Egyptian inspiration. The top is decorated in designs of neoclassical derivation. The center features a pattera pattern slightly suggestive of a flower. The lower surround and the wide triangular panels feature acanthus leaves. The narrower sides have leaves enclosing either a stylized pinecone (ancient symbol of fertility) or a pineapple (a fruit of the East). The main body of work is in chinoiserie. The figures and landscapes have a light element, which was introduce
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 Tc146:
 A penwork tea chest, true to the spirit of the Regency. Its shape is of pure Egyptian inspiration. The top is decorated in designs of neoclassical derivation. The center features a pattera pattern slightly suggestive of a flower. The lower surround and the wide triangular panels feature acanthus leaves. The narrower sides have leaves enclosing either a stylized pinecone (ancient symbol of fertility) or a pineapple (a fruit of the East). The main body of work is in chinoiserie. The figures and landscapes have a light element, which was introduced in the second part of the 18th century, but which did not find true expression in England until the advent of penwork. Much of the design is inspired by Mathias Darly's and George Edwards' A New Book of Chinese Designs. For example, the book gives illustrations of "Indian" islands, bits of land somehow floating in the universe. Such islands were earthly manifestations of the "Islands of the Blessed". Furthermore there are "dragon boats", dragons, roofs with hanging bells, fishing figures, pointed hats, bridges, and railings. Dragon boats are used in South China in festivities during the 5th day of the 5th month. Such boat races were most probably witnessed by the Europeans who were stationed in Canton. The people in the peculiar conveyance carried by two bearers could have also been inspired by designs showing fantastical vehicles with rococo curves and cusps. Specific designs for buildings were also illustrated in this book and were repeated in The Ladies Amusement. For example the building on the left of the back with the large bells may be a Royal Garden Seat. Both the composition and the execution of the artwork is a sheer delight. Note the formal woven design, again a mixture of the classical and the oriental. Unusually the feet too are decorated in penwork. The box retains much of its original varnish. A superb piece of its period.
Our current Price: UK£7,500.

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Price: UK£480.

 
    George III oval mahogany single compartment tea caddy inlaid with oval marquetry panels depicting shells.  The caddy has maple stringing. The velvet on the bottom looks original. The shading of the marquetry is achieved by dipping the maple in either hot molten lead or hot sand. 878TC: Antique Oval mahogany tea-caddy with inlays depicting shells circa 1790  

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George III oval mahogany single compartment tea caddy inlaid with oval marquetry panels depicting shells.  The caddy has maple stringing. The velvet on the bottom looks original. The shading of the marquetry is achieved by dipping the maple in either hot molten lead or hot sand. The lead lining is an early replacement. 

Origin: UK;  Circa: 1790; Materials: mahogany and maple.

Size: 13.6 cm wide by 8.3 cm by 11.6 cm:  5.4 inches wide by  3.3 inches by 4.6  inches.
Our current Price: UK£480.

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Price: UK£2,800
 TC566: Monumental three canister tea chest in figured rosewood on a mahogany carcass with mother of pearl inlay standing on turned rosewood feet having turned rosewood drop ring handles. The shape of this chest combines elements and influences characteristic of the  nineteenth century. It is structured in an   ancient Egyptian architectural form combining tapered  and pyramid lines which make this caddy a strong statement of the robust and elegant style of the Regency. The composition of the top is strong. The inlaid mother of pearl inlay  panels are set off by a further stringing of white-metal. (pewter).  circa 1830.  Enlarge Picture TC566: Monumental three canister tea chest in figured rosewood on a mahogany carcass with mother of pearl inlay standing on turned rosewood feet having turned rosewood drop ring handles.  
 The shape of this chest combines elements and influences characteristic of the early  nineteenth century. It is structured in an   ancient Egyptian architectural form combining tapered  and pyramid lines which make this caddy a strong statement of the robust and elegant style of the Regency. The composition of the top is strong. The inlaid mother of pearl inlay  panels are set off by a further stringing of white metal (pewter).  circa 1830.  

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TC566:
 Monumental three canister tea chest in figured rosewood on a mahogany carcass with mother of pearl inlay standing on turned rosewood feet having turned rosewood drop ring handles. The shape of this chest combines elements and influences characteristic of the nineteenth century. It is structured in an ancient Egyptian architectural form combining tapered and pyramid lines which make this caddy a strong statement of the robust and elegant style of the Regency. The composition of the top is strong. The inlaid mother of pearl inlay panels are set off by a further stringing of white-metal. (pewter). circa 1830. 
Our current Price: UK£2,800.
 

 

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