Boxes, Work Boxes, Jewellery Boxes, Writing Slopes, Tea Caddies
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Regency antique work table
Regency antique work table. This table is made of goncalo alves timber which was almost exclusively used by Gillow at this period. The construction is absolutely second to none, with precisely hand cut dove tails, thin mahogany drawer linings and all the moving parts function extremely smoothly. The two side sections which swing open are held shut with secret buttons (we cant tell you where or we'd have to kill you). The centre section has a drawer and lower fabric holder, the basket of which is missing, possible intentionally as the piece is more elegant without it. The sampler basket was fabric and can be replaced if required.
Attributed to Gillow circa 1820 £2,800
Antique work box / sewing table made of a choice cut of oak with crossbanding made of top quality rosewood. This is a very rare combination of timbers and especially for this period. Bear in mind that this is not vernacular piece and neither was it made in a Victorian factory. This is a precision made Regency piece of furniture with hand cut dovetails typical of the pre Victorian period. This table has two drawers as well as the bottom deep sampler drawer. The top drawer has a sliding and lift out tray with dividers for different threads or implements. The sampler drawer has a very clever locking mechanism which prevents it from opening if the middle drawer is not open. The reverse of this table is finished with oak and crossbanding to make it totally freestanding.
English circa 1820 £2,250
Antique jewellery box
181 Unusually small antique jewellery box made of highly sought after kingwood with boxwood stringing round the edge and with rosewood bun feet.
The interior is fitted with a small tray and lined with in green. The lock and key work.
This is a really precision made piece, the lid shuts really tight, the hinges are lovely and the construction pieces at the corners are almost invisible.
English circa 1810-1820 £550
Good quality tea caddy with very fine detail - delicate stringing and contra-foliate scrolling made of mother of pearl, the top with very intricate gadrooning all round and the handles and feet turned from rosewood, English circa 1850 £750
Rosewood antique games box
176 Antique rosewood games box / playing card box with brass edging, top plaque and heart shape escutcheon. The interior is fitted out with dark blue moire and velvet. Supplied with playing cards etc. Lock and key working fine.
English circa 1860 £575
9 1/2" wide
5 1/2" deep
Burr walnut writing slope
164 - 20" Burr walnut writing slope with brass edging to top and front. Wide brass strip decoration to top and front with brass escutcheon and top plaque. Interior with black Japaning with matching skiver. 3 secret drawers under bridge. One pair of Victorian period matching ink wells. Lock and key in working order. c 1880
Ebony antique pen and ink tray
Most excellent antique pen and ink tray made of ebony and with ebonised sections and extensive brass inlay all round this is a really fine quality desk top accessory for the discerning modern gentleman who wants people to know he can afford the best and that only the best will do. English circa 1815 £1250
Rosewood antique tea caddy
158 Large basket shaped antique tea caddy with curved sides made of rosewood with lovely fine boxwood stringing to every edge, original brass ball and claw feet and side handles and an ivory escutcheon. The interior has rosewood lids and compartments for tea as well as central compartment for bowl for mixing tea or for sugar, the interior restored with red paper and matching velvet to match the original.
The original lead glass sugar bowl has been broken in two places and has the most wonderful 19th century repair which involves the use of a rivet and was probably done around 1860-1900. The lock and key of this tea caddy are working fine.
English circa 1810
Antique tea caddy
152. Large antique tea caddy of casket shape with extensive brass foliate and contra foliate to the top and front, gadrooned all round and the feet.
The interior with cut crystal glass mixing/sugar bowl, two lift out canisters with "G" and "B" for Green and Black Tea, with contra foliate brass on the lids and with foliate brass to the inside of the lids.
English circa 1840-1840 SOLD
George III writing box
147. Extremely fine George III period 16" mahogany antique writing box with squared brass edging to every edge, brass side handles and top plaque, Bramah lock to front, the interior fitted out with dark blue tooled leather with internal lock for top compartment. This box has been fitted with two contemporaneous brass butterfly inks and has two secret drawers under bridge.
English circa 1810 £1,450
25cm / 9¾" deep
41cm / 16" wide
14cm / 5½" high