27 June 2007
A GEORGE V ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY ENCLOSED DRESSING TABLE
THE SILVER-GILT FITTINGS BY MAPPIN & WEBB, LONDON 1911, THE CABINET POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BETJEMAN & SONS
The rectangular hinged top enclosing an interior fitted with three bevelled mirror plates, above two hinged compartments flanked by two glass slides and a recessed well, two fitted jewellery drawers and two short drawers on square tapering legs with caps and castors, with inset ivory plaque 'MAPPIN & WEBB' and another 'No 541493'; the fitted interior comprising of seven ivory brushes of various size, an ivory hand-mirror, an ivory button-hook, an ivory glove stretcher, an ivory shoe-horn, seventeen silver-gilt and cut glass bottles, dishes and jars, six various ivory and metal manicure implements and a silver-gilt hair-curler and warmer, each bearing the cypher 'C.O.A.'
36¾ in. (93 cm.) high; 33¾ in. (85.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58 cm.) deep
Castello Reale di Sarre, Valle d'Aosta.
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