Victorian Boulle Photo Frame Vickery London
Stamped J.C. Vickery London From our Accessories collection, we are pleased to offer this Victorian Boulle Photo Frame by Vickery of London. The Frame with a solid mahogany backboard with built in stand faced with a fine boulle front having... Read More
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Stamped J.C. Vickery London
From our Accessories collection, we are pleased to offer this Victorian Boulle Photo Frame by Vickery of London. The Frame with a solid mahogany backboard with built in stand faced with a fine boulle front having both tortoiseshell and brass inlay in stylised scrolling vines. The top of the frame slightly domed with a central vacant initial plaque for personalising the frame. The Frame is stamped by the manufacture J.C. Vickery of Regent St. London and dates to the latter Victorian period circa 1900.
J.C. Vickery (John Collard Vickery) initially bought the long establish business of William Griggs with his business partner at the time Arthur Thomas Hobbs circa 1890. Griggs was an established stationer and bookseller located at 183, Regent St. London where he had resided for approximately 50 years. When Vickery and Hobbs took over they expanded the stock to include jewellery, dressing cases, gold and silver lines. After 1891 Vickery continued the business alone extending his premises in 1900 to 179, 181 and 183 Regent Street, with showrooms to the rear at 1 New Burlington Place. Over his career Vickery obtained royal warrants for a range of Royals including His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen, HM Queen Alexandra, TRH the Prince and Princess of Wales and provided serviced to the Royal families in Portugal, Spain, Denmark and many more. The business was acquired by James Walker Ltd in the 1930s and the J.C. Vickery brand was removed.
Mahogany is the name given to many types of tropical hardwood and can be found in Africa, India and South America, most of which are a red-brown colour with a fine, even grain. This makes it easily workable and gives it a durable finish which attributes to its popularity with many kinds of furniture.
Tortoiseshell describes a type of decorative material made from the shells of certain species of sea turtles. The shells of these turtles are composed of a hard, glossy substance called keratin, which can be cut and shaped into a variety of decorative items. Tortoiseshell has been used for centuries to make a range of decorative objects, including combs, brush handles, and other small items. It is also sometimes used to make tea caddies, as it is strong, durable, and can be polished to a high shine. The term “tortoiseshell” is used to describe these decorative items, even though they are made from the shells of sea turtles because the term has been used historically to refer to this material.
If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.
With every purchase from Mark Goodger Antiques, you will receive our latest catalogue, a Certificate of Authenticity, detailed care instructions for your chosen piece and an independent invoice (for insurance purposes) will be enclosed. As well as being protected by a no-hassle, money-back policy, your piece will be entirely insured during the shipping process to ensure the safety of your item.