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British, ca. 1900. A group of two vanity traveling boxes, including: 

one rectangular box by Mechi of London, having burlwood veneer, hinged lid opening to interior with removable tray, eight sterling-capped glass containers, seven mother-of-pearl-handled dresser implements, and lower drawer having velvet-lined compartments; includes key; marked for maker on drawer and underside of each cap, and sterling marked with Victorian and London hallmarks; 

and one cylindrical box by Asprey of London, comprised of leather and with four sterling-capped glass bottles on interior; marked Ophelia / Cincinnati on top of lid, for maker on underside, and caps marked with London hallmarks; 

Mechi box ht. 7, wd. 12, dp. 8.5 in.


Mechi box: repair to removable tray on interior, cracking and spots of loss to veneer, and spots where it's started to peel. 
Asprey box: closing strap missing, leather on hinge is quite worn, and some cracks and discoloration to leather. Silver is tarnished. 

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British Vanity Traveling Boxes with Accessories

Estimate $200 - $300Nov 20, 2017
Starting Price $100
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