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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860.

 

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Reference: JB 151

Description:

A box veneered in  coromandel ebony, with brass edging, central inlaid engraved initials side handles. It is of exceptionally high quality, which continues into the interior. It is lined in velvet,  embossed leather. It has a lift out  tray and a lower drawer fitted for jewelry.  

The box has a working Bramah lock. There is an unusual mechanism to secure the drawer when the box is locked.

Size: 14.2 x 10.2  x 7.7" tall. 36cm x 26cm 19.5cm tall. 

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa:1860.

 

 

 

A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

The box has a brass plaque  of one of the finest makers of the mid nineteenth century: F West.

Condition:  Very feint cracks when carefully examined. Slight internal wear.

 

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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

 

A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture
 The engraved brass plate reads:

F. West
MANUFACTURER TO HER MAJESTY,
PRINCE ALBERT & ROYAL FAMILY
NO.1  ST. JAMES'S STREET

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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture
 The front of the drawer is arranged for rings.

 

A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

 

A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture
 

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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

The lock plate is marked J Bramah, 124 Picadilly, and a crown. The slight scaring is evidence of a forced entry.

 

The box has a working Bramah lock. There is an unusual mechanism to secure the drawer when the box is locked. 

Here the lock has been removed. when the box is closed the lock tennon pushes a  sprung pin which secures the drawer.

A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

 

 The side of the lock has been cut away to accommodate the mechanism for securing the drawer. 

Bramah lock circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

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 The replacement Bramah type key.

 

 Bramah lock circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

The lock plate is marked J Bramah, 124 Picadilly, and a crown. The slight scaring is evidence of a forced entry.

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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

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A coromandel ebony box with brass edging with a drawer and tray fited for jewelry circa 1860. Enlarge Picture

 

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