Quality Irish brass mounted rosewood dressing case with jewellery draw by Austins of Dublin c1850. Fitted, velvet-lined interior with glass stoppered bottles and tray holding five silver-plate topped canisters and glass scent bottle. The tray's centre also contains a manicure set that lifts out to reveal a storage area. The velvet lined tray lifts to reveal a Moroccan leather-lined storage area below. To the front of the box is a silk-lined spring drawer to hold jewellery which opens by a concealed release catch. Inlaid maker's plaque to top of drawer reading "Austins. St Andrew Street Dublin". The underside of the lid has a green velvet panel that falls forward to reveal a blue Moroccan leather correspondence folder and a free standing velvet covered mirror. Externally the case is brass mounted with brass inlaid lines to its front and an inlaid brass escutcheon engraved 'PA Knox'. The case measures 31 cm in width, 23 cm depth and 17.5 cm in height.
The case is in excellent condition with a beautifully aged patina to the rosewood which retains its original finish. Internal linings are in exceptionally good condition. Internal contents in excellent condition are complete and original. The mirror has been replaced - covered in green velvet to match original lining. More images available on our website. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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