29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A FRENCH SILVER DRESSING-TABLE SERVICE
MARK OF AUCOC, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Comprising: seven various oblong or circular boxes and jars, one containing a tapering cup and stand with detachable ivory handle, four glass bottles with silver covers, a tapering flask and a hand mirror, each with engine-turned decoration and applied with monogram 'HR', also with ivory clothes-brush, two hair-brushes, a shoe-horn, a small brush and a pair of glove-stretchers, and a toothbrush, three combs, a pair of hair-tongs, a travelling inkpot, a thimble and fourteen writing and manicure instruments, marked on boxes, jars, covers, thimble and hand mirror, the bottle covers plated,, all in brass-bound burr-walnut veneered wood case, the interior of the cover with mirror, the exterior inset with the initials 'HR'
the case 14 1/8 in. (35 cm.) long
59 oz. (1,847 gr.)
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This lot is offered without reserve.No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
THE PROPERTY OF A FRENCH ESTATE