This jewellery box was reputedly the property of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, passing on her death to her daughter Louise, Marchioness of Lorne. On her death the property of the Marchioness was left to her grand-nephew Prince George, later Duke of Kent. On the occasion of his marriage the Duke was apparently showered with so many gifts that he disposed of many other items in his possession. He is reputed to have given this chest, at her request to the Baroness de Stoeckl, an eminent socialite of the 1950's, and she in turn, upon finding it too large for her abode gifted it to a Mrs Simonne Pacey.
Details of the above are recorded in a small quantity of papers sold with the lot.