An elegant Victorian coromandel and brass mounted jewellery box and dressing case by the renowned Victorian retailer Jenner Knewstub, of 33 St.James Street, London, and circa 1860 in date.
The rectangular top features double strung thick brass edging, with a Gothic initialled monogram engraved initial plate ‘P M C’ enclosing a leather lined compartmented interior. The underside of the lid has a hidden catch which opens to reveal a "billet doux" compartment with a velvet back reversible mirror which can be removed to reveal a secret fitted grooming compartment.
The bottom edge of the open box is fitted with a small brass button. When pressed it releases a spring operated hidden drawer with one large lined compartment and a rings stand.
This fabulous jewelry box comes complete with two fully working top quality Bramah locks and keys.
Provenance: Coton Hall
Which was Confederate leader General Lee's family home in England.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Our reference: 09649
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