Veneered In Exotic Coromandel Wood
From our Jewellery Box collection, we are delighted to offer this Victorian Coromandel Jewellery Box by Halstaff and Hannaford. The box of rectangular shape veneered in exotic Coromandel wood with brass edging, a brass escutcheon and shaped drawer escutcheon. When opened the box reveals the navy blue lining with removable mirror and document storage within the inside of the lid. Within the document storage a label reading Halstaff & Hannaford Manufactures 228 Regent St. The top tray of the Jewellery Box features four partitions and two central ring or cufflink cushions. The top tray can be removed via the two small tabs, one either side to access further storage below. To the rear of the tray a small button is located with a shaped brass plaque, when depressed the button releases the bottom drawer which contains further jewellery storage with three partitioned sections. The lock plates are stamped S.Mordan & Co for Sampson Mordan London. The Jewellery Box dates to the 19th century Victorian period circa 1865.
The Jewellery Box comes complete with working lock and tasselled key.
Coromandel is a valuable wood found in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It has a contrasting hazel-brown colour with black grain. It is a dense, heavy wood that is so popular it has been logged to extinction over the last few hundred years. This makes Calamander pieces even more special.
Halstaff & Hannaford was founded by William Halstaff of 68 Margeret Street, Cavendish Square, London started manufacturing dressing cases in 1825. In 1842, he went into business with Thomas Charles Hannaford. They worked from Regent Street, London. They became Halstaff & Hannaford, famously making Ladies’ Work Boxes, Writing Boxes, and Dressing Cases, all the way up until 1898.
Sampson Mordan was a British silversmith and a co-inventor of the first patented mechanical pencil. During his youth, he was an apprentice of the inventor and locksmith Joseph Bramah, who patented the first elastic ink reservoir for a fountain pen. Upon Mordan’s death in 1843, his sons Sampson Junior and Augustus inherited the firm. S. Mordan & Co. continued to make silverware and brass postal scales until 1941 when their factory was destroyed by bombs during the London Blitz in WWII.
Victorian, an era of British History corresponding approximately with the reign of Queen Victoria from the 20th of June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901 however, there are arguments stating that the Victorian era is actually from 1820 until 1914 proceeded by Georgian era and followed by the Edwardian era.
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