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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TOOL-CASE ENCLOSING A COMPOSITE SET OF WOOD-TURNER'S CHISELS

    THE CHISELS BY HOLTZAPFFEL & CO AND OTHERS, CIRCA 1850

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    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TOOL-CASE ENCLOSING A COMPOSITE SET OF WOOD-TURNER'S CHISELS
    THE CHISELS BY HOLTZAPFFEL & CO AND OTHERS, CIRCA 1850
    The hinged case enclosing a fitted interior inscribed with tool names of 54 turning tools, each brass-bound with wooden handle and steel blade, variously inscribed with makers' names including 'I.HOWARTH & CO., HOLTZAPFFEL.& CO., BUCK LONDON, BUCK TOTCOURT ROAD, H&D, BMG, WARD, FENN, H&L, J.B.ADDIS & SONS'
    2¼ in. (6 cm.) high; 31¼ in. (80 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep, closed


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    Howarth was one of the many Sheffield edge-tool makers of the late 19th/early 20th century and his tools are conventional woodturning chisels and gouges. The Holtzapffel examples, however, include special tools for turning ivory and dense hardwoods (see lot 6).
    Holtzapffel & Co were in business from 1828 to the 1920s, having previously worked as Holtzapffel & Deyerlein (tools from the period 1804-27 some of which are included in this set are simply marked H&D). The firm was started in 1794 in London by John Holtzapffel and specialised in ornamental turning lathes and equipment for gentleman amateurs.

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    Provenance

    Bought from Mallett, London, 20 June 1988 (enclosed in the top of a low table).
    Anonymous sale, Millden - A Scottish Lodge, Christie's London, 20 January 2005, lot 18 (enclosed in a low table).