British, ca. 1900. A group of two vanity traveling boxes, including:Â
one rectangular box by Mechi of London, havingÂ burlwood veneer, hinged lid opening to interior with removable tray, eight sterling-capped glass containers, seven mother-of-pearl-handled dresser implements,Â and lower drawerÂ having velvet-lined compartments; includes key; marked for maker on drawer and underside of each cap, and sterling marked with Victorian and London hallmarks;Â
and one cylindricalÂ 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;Â
MechiÂ box ht. 7, wd. 12, dp. 8.5 in.
Asprey box: closing strap missing, leather on hinge is quite worn, and some cracks and discoloration to leather. Silver is tarnished.Â
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