• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 217

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS-BOUND TOILET CASE

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS-BOUND TOILET CASE
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The hinged top enclosing a concealed mirror behind a gilt-tooled purple leather surface, and a series of compartments, with a number of the original leather covers and fittings and key now lacking
    5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide; 8½ in. (22 cm.) deep
    Together with a Victorian silver-mounted stationary box, by Houghton & Gunn, London, circa 1892, bearing an engraved plaque 'C.W/FROM THREE BROTHERS/XMAS 1892'; and a silver-mounted crocodile-leather writing wallet (3)


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