Georgian Rosewood Vanity Box Green of London
Makers to the Royal Family From our Vanity Box collection, we are delighted to offer this Georgian Rosewood Vanity Box by Green of London. The Vanity Box of rectangular shape with brass edging veneered in Rosewood with a flower shaped... Read More
Very Unusual Exeter/London Combination of Silver Hallmarks
Makers to the Royal Family
From our Vanity Box collection, we are delighted to offer this Georgian Rosewood Vanity Box by Green of London. The Vanity Box of rectangular shape with brass edging veneered in Rosewood with a flower shaped initial plaque and matching escutcheon, and flush mounted brass carry handles. The vanity box comes complete with its original mustard yellow travel bag. The interior of the Vanity Box lined in a bluish purple velvet with a ruched inner lid containing a removable mirror and document storage signed with the maker’s stamp ‘Green, Oxford St, London makers to the royal family.’ Finishing the inner lid a detailed border of gold tooling with various scrolling motifs. The Vanity Box body houses multiple partitioned trays with ten glass jars having sterling silver lids, a tool pad with mother of pearl handled tools and two removable trays. The Silver lids are all hallmarked with an unusal set of hallmarks containing date marks for Exeter and also registration mark for London. They feature King George IV head, Exeter and London, lion passant, makers mark for John & Archibald Douglas and the date marks for 1821/1822. Each silver lid is also finished with the initials AMES matching the travel case with initials A.M.E.S to the right hand side of the bag. The box is finished with high quality locks by the famous Bramah lock company of London. The Vanity Box dates to the late Georgian period during the reign of William IV dated 1837.
Rosewood has many variations. Indian Rosewood, also known as Bombay Rosewood or Bombay Blackwood, is found in India and Indonesia. It is highly valued for its striking appearance with colours ranging from medium-brown to dark red-brown with even darker grain lines. Madagascan Rosewood, found in Madagascar is a pink-brown colour with a darker almost purple grain.
Mother of Pearl is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer. It is the same material that natural pearls are made from and is desirable due to its strong and resilient makeup along with its beautiful iridescent shimmer.
Bramah is London’s oldest security company. Established at 124 Piccadilly, London in 1784, and today based in Fitzrovia, London and Romford, Essex. Bramah manufactures Bramah and Rola locks for domestic and commercial applications in the U.K. and overseas. We are Marylebone and Fitzrovia’s foremost Locksmith and Burglar Alarm installer.
Georgian era was a period in British history dating from 1714-1837, the Georgian era after the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV.
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