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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 520

    LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET SERVICE
    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DRESSING TABLE-BOXES

    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1827

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    LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET SERVICE
    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DRESSING TABLE-BOXES
    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1827
    Each square and with spreading base, the sides cast and chased with scrolling foliage and putto on textured ground, the detachable covers each set with a plaque in the antique-taste, cast and chased with figures in landscapes, the bases and covers each engraved with initials 'LB' below a viscountess' coronet, marked on base and on cover
    6 in. (15 cm.) and 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) square
    103 oz. (3,204 gr.)
    The initials are those of Louisa Beresford (d.1851) wife firstly of Thomas Hope and secondly of William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford (1768-1854). (4)


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    Provenance

    Louisa, Viscountess Beresford (d.1851) and then by descent (see above).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE DUKE OF ATHOLL
    (Lots 519-525 and 614-616)