• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 120

    A BRASS AND IVORY DRAFTSMAN'S SET CONTAINED IN A SILVER-MOUNTED SHAGREEN ETUI

    BY T. RUBERGALL OF COVENTRY STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A BRASS AND IVORY DRAFTSMAN'S SET CONTAINED IN A SILVER-MOUNTED SHAGREEN ETUI
    BY T. RUBERGALL OF COVENTRY STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1820
    Comprising: ivory parallel rule, proportional rule and protractor sector, together with three brass lead-holders and two further pencil attachments, three further fittings now lacking, all contained in a shagreen case with push-button thumbpiece, the cover applied with a silver reserve initialled DW, and with original trade lable affixed inside cover
    6 3/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dorothy Widdrington (formerly Cook) (b. 1794) and by descent at Newton Hall, Northumberland.