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Antique brass edged coromandel box with two sprung drawers fitted for jewlery 1840

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Reference: JB312

Description:
JB312: Antique box veneered in strongly figured  coromandel, on a mahogany construction with rounded brass edging to all sides,  and  working Bramah lock with key. The box is high quality, which continues into the interior. It is lined in velvet, and embossed leather. It has two  sprung drawers which are  fitted for jewelry released by pressing buttons,  Circa 1840.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1840

Size: 31 cm wide by 23 cm by 19.6 cm:  12.2 inches wide by  9.1 inches by  7.7 inches.

Condition: good overall. working lock and key; there is some old veneer cracking to the top. This does not effect the box structurally. 

 

JB312: Antique box veneered in strongly figured  coromandel, on a mahogany construction with rounded brass edging to all sides,  and  working Bramah lock with key. The box is high quality, which continues into the interior. It is lined in velvet, and embossed leather. It has two  sprung drawers which are  fitted for jewelry released by pressing buttons,  Circa 1840. Enlarge Picture

 

JB312: Antique box veneered in strongly figured  coromandel, on a mahogany construction with rounded brass edging to all sides,  and  working Bramah lock with key. The box is high quality, which continues into the interior. It is lined in velvet, and embossed leather. It has two  sprung drawers which are  fitted for jewelry released by pressing buttons,  Circa 1840. Enlarge Picture

The box has two  sprung drawers which are  fitted for jewelry. The drawers are released by pressing buttons which are only accessible when the box is over.

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When open the lid is kept open by a special mechanism. 

The hinges and the mechanism retain their gilt finish.

 

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 buttons to release the sprung drawers are on the facings

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 The drawers are of dovetail construction

 

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 The underside of one of the drawers. 

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There is some old veneer cracking to the top. This does not effect the box structurally. 

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 There is a document in the lid. and a lift out mirror. The silvering of the mirror has deteriorated. 

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Detail of the document wallet. The leatherwork has blind embossing

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