• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5680

    Christie's Interiors

    9 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 297

    A SILVER-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL TRAVELLING DRESSING TABLE SET

    LONDON, 1912

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILVER-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL TRAVELLING DRESSING TABLE SET
    LONDON, 1912
    COMPRISING: 2 CYLINDRICAL BOTTLES AND 2 SIMILAR BOXES WITH PULL-OFF TOPS, 2 SHORTER CYLINDRICAL BOXES AND ONE OVAL, 2 CLOTHES BRUSHES, 2 HAIR BRUSHES, A HAND-HELD MIRROR AND A COMB, EACH WITH TORTOISESHELL INLAID WITH SILVER RIBBON-TIED GARLANDS AND OVAL PENDANT CARTOUCHE WITH ENGRAVED INITIALS; ALSO 6 OF THE ORIGINAL 8 IMPLEMENTS WITH TORTOISESHELL HANDLES, A BUTTON HOOK WITH SILVER HANDLE, STATIONERY WALLET, VESTA CASE AND CARD CASE, ALL CONTAINED IN A CROCODILE CASE
    THE CASE 20 IN. (50.7 CM.) WIDE; 15 CM. (38.1 CM.) DEEP


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