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Coromandel Silver Vanity Box

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Category
Reference
500396
Height
19 cm (7 1/2")
Width
31.5 cm (12 1/2")
Depth
24 cm (9 1/2")
Antique Silver Vanity box by William Neal, veneered in exotic Coromandel with quadrant brass edging and engraved stringing on the front and top. The top has an engraved initial plate which reads: ' J B McLean' and the front a engraved brass Barrel lock by famous London locksmiths 'Bramah' of London.

The interior features twelve magnificent sterling silver top glass jars surrounding a velvet padded tool tray with a file, pricker, sewing hook, scissors and corkscrew. Each of the beautifully engraved silver lids is hallmarked by London Silversmith, William Neal 1867. The hinges and lock are all silvered and like the sterling silver lids these too all exquisitely engraved making this such a super fine piece.

The underside of the main lid has a gold tooled leather framed backed secret removable mirror which can be released by pressing the underside edge of the open lid, near the middle screw of the lock keep. Behind the mirror is a secret letter compartment and two engraved silver arms which can be folded out to hold the vanity mirror.
In the center of the back edge of the open box is a silver button, when pressed this releases a hidden drawer at the front of the box! This hidden drawer is lined with several compartment that would be perfect for holding jewellery, and with it being hidden it also makes it very secure!

This vanity box comes complete with a fully working Bramah Lock and tasselled key. The lock is spring loaded which requires the key to be pressed into the lock whilst turning clockwise to unlock. The lock is signed and stamped; Bramah Patent London.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
19 cm (7 1/2")
Width
31.5 cm (12 1/2")
Depth
24 cm (9 1/2")
Period
Victorian
Year
1867
Medium
Coromandel, Brass, Silver, Leather, Glass
Country
United Kingdom