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British Colonial Rosewood Dressing Box

Late 19th century

A beautiful British colonial rosewood dressing box with a brass ornament on the lid. The exterior reinforced with brass banding on the edges, both for decoration and protection. The box opens to a fitted interior with a mirror hinged on the interior lid. The interior is divided into small compartments and a detachable tray above more storage space. Several trick openings reveal secret compartments to hide the personal.

The portable personal dressing box was popular from the end of the eighteen century to the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The increased mobility for social reasons which gathered momentum as the century progressed, made this personal accessory indispensable.

The box is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.

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British colonial India
H: 14 cm W: 38 cm D: 24 cm
H: 5 ½” W: 15” D: 9 ½”


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