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1860's Coromandel Ebony Men's Vanity Box Sterling & Glass Pittway Bros. London

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c.1860's Mens Ebony Coromandel Vanity Dressing Box Sterling & Cut Glass Pittway Bros. Silversmiths London We are offering... A Very Rare, Small Size, Regency Style Beautiful English, c.1860's Coromandel Ebony Wood Vanity Dressing Box with brass trimmed edges and hardware in a late regency style. The inside linings are black leather and green velvet. On the inside are fitted cut glass containers, all with matching marked English sterling silver lids. The sterling silver is attributed to Pittway Brothers London date marked (E) 1860. All pieces fit snugly in their respective compartments, with matching engraved designs on silver lids. This box has its original key that operates the lock smoothly. The inside of the lid of the box pulls out and folds back as a free standing shaving mirror. There is also a small compartment with a leather lid that pulls out to store stick pins & studs. Along with a small leather strop in it's own fitted case. The box is lined with it's original leather and green velvet. Inside there are: Original 6 cut glass & Sterling containers. Leather cased strop in it's compartment Small space for stickpins & studs Under the lid are 3 Original implements for grooming plus free standing mirror. Some of the other Grooming items are missing, the ones in the box are fitted to the box and original. Coromandel Wood: During the reign of Queen Victoria, Coromandel was considered one of the most exotic, luxurious and expensive woods to work with and it was the veneer of choice for some of the finest boxes. Coromandel wood was sourced from India and South East Asia and was an incredibly dense, close-grained wood. Visually a more vibrant and figured (patterned) variety from the Ebony family, the actual species of Coromandel became virtually extinct by the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the nearest relation to Coromandel is Macassar Ebony. Approx. Dimensions: Height: 3" Width: 9 1/4" Depth: 6" Condition: Wood Case is in good overall condition, minor age crack on top. Hinges open smoothly, Sterling & Glass Containers are in good condition. Very minor shrinkage cracks on two implement handles. Minor losses & crack to shaving mirror. Please see all photos for complete description. All CA Residents must pay CA Sales Tax LOC. S