Nice quality mid 1800’s rosewood vanity – jewellery box in fine condition. Unspoilt patina and attractive grain. Twin inlaid brass bands to the top and front with ornate brass cartouche. No missing or replaced veneer or inlays. Sprung side drawer accessed by removing the original brass locking rod located to the box interior. The drawer interior features the original lining in superb condition. Hinges in very good condition. Key shown is for decorative purposes only. Opens to reveal an impressive interior. Original leather panel to the lid interior with intricate gilt and blind embossed borders in excellent condition. Swing clasp to the top that when released allows the panel to fold forward to give access to a ‘love letter’ envelope. The box has a removable, original rosewood veneered framed mirror. The base section comprises of various storage sections. All hoops that retain the replacement accessories are in very good condition. The 5 jars are I believe original. All glass is in excellent condition with some degree of wear through of the silver plated lids and minor dents to the two small lids. The tray is of solid mahogany construction. Additional storage beneath the tray in very clean condition with the original natural mahogany finish. A fine looking box that displays well and with good storage areas for items of jewellery.
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