A Mid Nineteenth Century Lady’s Travelling Dressing Case

H: 8 in / 20.5 cm  |  W: 16 in / 40.5 cm  |  D: 13 in / 32.5 cm


The case is constructed in a finely marked coromandel, with inset brass handles, and brass guard bands to the angles. The hinged lid rises to reveal in the upper section, a drop down document holder, with a mirror to the back; the parcel gilt pieces are engraved with a Viscountess’s coronet, probably Charles, 2nd Viscount Hardinge Cornwallis (1822-1894), and inset with turquoises, and comprise a suite of four cut glass jars, a liqueur flask with a fitted cup; the pull-out rear shelf houses seven jars for ink, potions and unguents, the lift out platform has sectional jewellery compartments; over, a pair of hexagonal based silver hall marked candlesticks, a thermometer, button hook, folding ruler, corkscrew, & etc. Hall marked for London, 1850, the makers being Edward, John and William Barnard.
Circa 1850

REF No. 8510

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