Fine quality inlaid rosewood dressing box made by the partnership of Mechi and Bazin of London. The partnership (John Joseph Mechi & Charles Bazin) spanned the years 1859- 1869 during which time the company enjoyed a good reputation. The box is veneered with a fine quality rosewood with a particularly attractive wild grain to all aspects. All veneer and edging is original, complete and in excellent condition with unspoilt patina. The lid closes perfectly square. Original hinges and lock, key for decorative purposes only. The interior features a clear maker’s label to the lid interior. All lining throughout is original and in very good condition. Removable leather panel with hooped retainers for various accessories. Accessories comprising of a nail file, scissors knife and tweezers, all in very good condition. The underside of the leather panel features the original foil lining in exceptional condition. The storage area beneath the panel features 5 containers all of which I believe are original to the box, aside from slight wear through to the silver plated lids all are in excellent condition. The section to the back features a removable divider and is lined throughout with the original foil lining, again in excellent condition as indeed is all of the leather lining throughout the box interior. A good quality item.
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