Fine English Furniture & Works of Art
A late 18th century German/Austrian mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell parquetry Travelling Dressing/Work Table
the composite fitments predominantly early 19th century
the square hinged top with gilt brass moulded edge, with central ivory and tortoiseshell inlaid chequerboard with radiating veneers, enclosing a mirrored lid with square silk pad, the fitted velvet interior comprising of various English and continental sewing and toiletry items amongst them a silver dessert knife and fork with mother of pearl handles, an ivory notebook with pencil containing dance cards, a pierced mother of pear rectangular box containing counters with painted figures, a mother of pearl bodkin carved in the shape of a cornucopia, a mother of pearl rectangular box with pierced pastoral scene containing a toothpick, an ivory and silver souvenir notebook with silk lining, a small knife with mother of pearl and ormolu mounted handle, a pair of silver scissors with pierced mother of pearl and ormolu mounted handles, a mother of pearl book mark with ormolu loop handle, a silver pencil case, a small silver and mother of pearl knife, a silver corn knife with mother of pearl and ormolu handle, a mother of pearl letter opener, a large silver and mother of pearl knife, a silver seal with mother of pearl handle, a stiletto, a small circular glass tubular scent bottle with silver gilt suspension loop, a silver and bristle tooth brush with carved mother of pearl handle, a perfume bottle with silver top, a steel corkscrew, a carved mother of pearl thimble with gold shield, a mother of pearl waxer a silvergilt and mother of pearl sugar scoop, two rectangular tortoiseshell veneered boxes the lids embellished with mother of pearl and metal mounts one of a butterfly the other of foliate design, one containing pins the other containing needles, an early 19th century German dessert and teaspoon, two circular cut glass pots with covers, three large cut glass perfume bottles with stoppers,a cut glass cup and saucer, a cut glass tazza, a small rectangular cut glass tray, two cut glass liquer glasses in velvet cases, two matching cut glass perfume bottles with silver tops, two cut glass perfume bottles, a smaller cut glass perfume bottle, a glass stopper and a cut glass oblong tray,
above a frieze drawer and fringing above octagonal tapering folding legs on claw and ball feet, joined by a later flattened metal stretcher
, 46cm wide, 46cm deep, 56cm high (18" wide, 18" deep, 22" high).