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AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY CASE OF HOLTZAPFFEL WOODWORKING CHISELS
AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY CASE OF HOLTZAPFFEL WOODWORKING CHISELS
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AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY CASE OF HOLTZAPFFEL WOODWORKING CHISELS

19TH CENTURY

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AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY CASE OF HOLTZAPFFEL WOODWORKING CHISELS
19TH CENTURY
The turning tools and chisels with rosewood and tulipwood handles, some steel blades stamped 'Holtzapffel & Co.' and other makers, one chisel lacking

The case: 31 x 44 ½ in. (79 x 113 cm.), open
Exhibited
London, Oliver Hoare, Every Object Tells a Story, 4 May - 5 July 2017, no. 342.
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Lot Essay

Holtzapffel & Co. was a tool and lathe making company in London, founded by German immigrant, John Jacob Holtzapffel in 1793. The firm specialized in lathes for ornamental turning, something that was a popular leisure occupation for gentlemen at that time. Many ornamental lathes were bought by the aristocracy, and those made by Holtzapffel & Co. were considered the best. A similar set of tools, by Holtzapffel were sold Christie's, South Kensington, 21 June 2011, lot 426 (£3,500, including premium).

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