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Antique Early Victorian Rosewood Box with Brass Edging, liftout tray, Jewlery Drawer, and Bramah Locks.

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Reference: JB159

Description:

A box veneered in  rosewood, with brass edging, central inlaid engraved initials, and 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. The drawer has its own lock which uses the same key as the main box  lock.

There is a document wallet in the lid.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1845.

 

Antique Early Victorian Rosewood Box with Brass Edging, liftout tray, Jewlery Drawer, and Bramah Locks. Enlarge Picture

Materials: rosewood brass.

Size: 30.5 cm wide by 23.5 cm by 18 cm:  12 inches wide by  9.3 inches by  7.7 inches.

Condition: overall good, working locks and original Bramah key.

 

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The lock plate is marked with a crown VR for Victoria Regina and Bramahs Patent. 

The lock retains its original key.

See  Bramah.

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The drawer lock is also marked Bramah.

 

 There is an inlaid plate at the back which indicates that the box was made by one of the important makers of the mid 19th century.

It reads:

"I. Turrill Dressing & writing case makers
250 Regent Street." 

 

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The top is an expanse of highly figured rosewood. It is edged with brass and has a central brass plate with engraved initials.

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Detail of the brass plate.

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 Detail of one of the countersunk brass handles.

 

 Detail of the side showing the brass edging. The drawer is as would be expected in a high quality box is of dovetail construction.

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The document wallet in the lid is made from finely embossed leather.

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