A Victorian walnut and brass bound dressing case, the majority of the silver-gilt fittings by George Betjeman & Sons, London 1875 and later retailed by Hartman, London 1924,
Lot 81Y
A Victorian walnut and brass bound dressing case, the majority of the silver-gilt fittings by George Betjeman & Sons, London 1875 and later retailed by Hartman, London 1924,
Sold for £3,840 (US$ 6,507) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Victorian walnut and brass bound dressing case,
the majority of the silver-gilt fittings by George Betjeman & Sons, London 1875 and later retailed by Hartman London 1924,
the burgundy velvet interior fitted with a shaving cup with burner, two scent flasks, two cut-glass cylindrical bottles, a lift-out tray with four rectangular boxes, two oval pots, a medicine spoon, scissors, bodkin, cork screw, a gold pencil, a lead case and a napkin holder, the lower compartment with two large boxes with hinged covers, a circular pot with velvet cushion and a gilt metal sovereign case, with two sprung side drawers, one containing various mother of pearl manicure instruments, the further drawer to the front containing two shaving brush holders (one now fitted with lipstick), two ivory brushes, a shoe horn, a circular dish, a rectangular tray with flat sides, vesta case, a cylindrical pot and a 'binocular' double-ended scent bottle with vinaigrette, by H W Dee, London 1870, the underside of the cover fitted with a removable dressing mirror, all with an "A. X. M" monogram.

Footnotes

  • The present lot appears to have been restored by Hartman in 1924 with several additions made to match the original pieces.
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