JB218: Exceptional Early 19th century brass inlaid and edged figured rosewood dressing box, with engraved and pierced silver by GeorgeKnight of London, the box having inset brass carrying handles, andfoliate brass inlay to the top and front, and a separately locked drawerfitted for jewelry. Inside the box there is a lift-out tray with silvertoped cut crystal boxes three of which are elaborately pierced andengraved ; another is an inkwell. There is also a small engineturned cosmetic jar of the same period but of French manufacture. There is a central tray containing mother of pearl-handled steel tools. At the back there are three further cut crystal perfume bottles and two cosmetic jars, one containing a swan's-down powder puff. In the lid of the box there is a reversible lift out satin wood framed mirror having tessellated and ruched velvet to the other side. Circa 1822.
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