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Antique Brass edged Coromandel box with Bramah lock liftout tray and side drawer Circa 1840

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Reference: JB308

Description:
JB308: Antique box veneered in strongly figured  coromandel, with brass edging, central inlaid ornate initials. working Bramah lock key. The box is high quality, which continues into the interior. It is lined in velvet, and embossed leather. It has a lift-out tray and sprung drawer elaborately fitted for jewelry.   Circa 1840.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1840

Size: 32.7 cm wide by 22.3 cm by 16.5 cm:  12.9 inches wide by  8.8 inches by  6.5 inches.

Condition: Good overall; see images

 

JB308: Antique box veneered in strongly figured  coromandel, with brass edging, central  inlaid ornate initials. working Bramah lock and key. The box is  high quality,  which continues into the interior. It is lined in velvet,  and  embossed leather. It has a lift-out tray and sprung drawer elaborately fitted for jewelry.  Circa 1840. Enlarge Picture

 

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Inside the box has a velvet lined liftout tray.

There is a document wallet in the lid as well as a liftout self standing framed mirror.

The box has a sprung side drawer fitted to hold jewelry.

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The box is veneered with beautifully figured coromandel ebony and brass bound. There is a further inlaid line to the top and front. The brass is both decorative and protective.

 

The working lock is Brahma. 

The  patented Brahma lock. 

To engage the key is pushed into the lock. The sprung  levers of the lock are brought to the right positions by grooves cut in the barrel of the key rather than the flag.  

see: http://hygra.com/locks/Bramah/ 

 

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The lock is marked Bramah London.

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This results in a very neat small key.

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 The drawer is lined with velvet and has fittings to hold rings and earrings.

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 This mechanism is unusual. the sprung button is pressed 

 

The sprung tennon catch  is released and the drawer emerges.

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 The drawer is of dovetail construction.

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There is a document wallet in the lid and a lift out self standing mirror.

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There is an inlay to the center of the top depicting overlapping interlaced initials. 

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