Boxes, Work Boxes, Jewellery Boxes, Writing Slopes, Tea Caddies
Please click on the photographs in order to enlarge the image and do please call us if you can not find what you are looking for
Antique Oak Bible Box or Reliquary Box
Early oak reliquary box or bible box with carved bone crucifix. The front has carved foliate decoration with pilaster moulding to either side of an open recess.
English circa 1680 £650
48cm / 19" wide
43cm / 17" high
15cm / 6" deep
Antique Pagoda Shaped Tea Caddy
183 Pagoda shaped tea caddy made of rosewood with extensive mother of pearl and pewter stringing decoration to the top, front and inside and with gadrooning on all edges. The interior has two lift out canisters and centre mixing bowl made of cut glass. The lock and key are original. This is a very fine example of a tea caddy of this period.
English circa 1860 £950
Regency antique work table
Regency antique work table. This table is made of goncalo alves timber which was almost exclusively used by Gillow at this period. The construction is absolutely second to none, with precisely hand cut dove tails, thin mahogany drawer linings and all the moving parts function extremely smoothly. The two side sections which swing open are held shut with secret buttons (we cant tell you where or we'd have to kill you). The centre section has a drawer and lower fabric holder, the basket of which is missing, possible intentionally as the piece is more elegant without it. The sampler basket was fabric and can be replaced if required.
Attributed to Gillow circa 1820 £2,800
Lady's work box
182 Antique ladies work box or work table made of mahogany with flame mahogany. There is inlay to the top, legs and feet. The interior is fitted out with blue moire and velvet. The lock and key are in working order.
English circa 1790 £950
Antique work box / sewing table made of a choice cut of oak with crossbanding made of top quality rosewood. This is a very rare combination of timbers and especially for this period. Bear in mind that this is not vernacular piece and neither was it made in a Victorian factory. This is a precision made Regency piece of furniture with hand cut dovetails typical of the pre Victorian period. This table has two drawers as well as the bottom deep sampler drawer. The top drawer has a sliding and lift out tray with dividers for different threads or implements. The sampler drawer has a very clever locking mechanism which prevents it from opening if the middle drawer is not open. The reverse of this table is finished with oak and crossbanding to make it totally freestanding.
English circa 1820 £2,250
Antique teapoy or work box made of very fine cut of mahogany, great detail, nice casters and caps. In need of restoration, priced to sell.
English circa 1825 £350
Antique jewellery box
181 Unusually small antique jewellery box made of highly sought after kingwood with boxwood stringing round the edge and with rosewood bun feet.
The interior is fitted with a small tray and lined with in green. The lock and key work.
This is a really precision made piece, the lid shuts really tight, the hinges are lovely and the construction pieces at the corners are almost invisible.
English circa 1810-1820 £550
George III antique tea caddy
180 Early George III antique tea caddy made of an exceptional cut of Cuban flame mahogany with ebony stringing to the lid. The brass handle and escutcheon compliment each other and they display some traces of the original gilding, as do the gilt brass lions paw feet. Do not burnish gilt brass! It is good to see a caddy with a caddy top.
The interior is fitted with three canisters, two for tea and one for sugar. There is also a compartment at the back for caddy spoons.
The lock and key are working, the whole caddy is in good original condition.
English circa 1765 £1,800
Provenance: from the Ann Stevens collection
9 1/2" wide
5 1/2" deep
Good quality tea caddy with very fine detail - delicate stringing and contra-foliate scrolling made of mother of pearl, the top with very intricate gadrooning all round and the handles and feet turned from rosewood, English circa 1850 £750
Rosewood antique games box
176 Antique rosewood games box / games box with brass edging, top plaque and heart shape escutcheon. The interior is fitted out with dark blue moire and velvet. Supplied with playing cards etc. Lock and key working fine. English circa 1860 £575
9 1/2" wide
5 1/2" deep
Rosewood tea caddy
173 - 13" Rosewood Tea Caddy with brass double stringing to top and front, brass escutcheon, top plaque and brass flush side handles.
The interior is fitted with lift our cannisters in matching rosewood and brass stringing, the inside of the lid with beautifully tooled red Morocco leather. The mixing bowl is also right for the period. Lock and key original and working.
English circa 1820 £1,250
Folding travelling cribbage board
172 - Folding Travelling Cribbage Board made of ebony with extensive mother of pearl contrafoliate to the top and with pewter stringing around the sides.
The interior is lined with pale blue moire and matching paper. There are four ivory pegs and a new pack of cards.
English circa 1880 £385
Ladies' antique jewellery box
168 - Ladies' jewellery box in Rosewood with brass square edging, brass top plaque inscribed "Mifs Campbell. Glasgow."
There is a brass escutcheon, flush handles to top plaque, the interior is fitted with large tray with brass stringing, the interior all in dark blue moire with matching velvet, the lock and key working order, Scottish circa 1825-1830 £1100
Burr walnut writing slope
164 - 20" Burr walnut writing slope with brass edging to top and front. Wide brass strip decoration to top and front with brass escutcheon and top plaque. Interior with black Japaning with matching skiver. 3 secret drawers under bridge. One pair of Victorian period matching ink wells. Lock and key in working order. c 1880
Ebony antique pen and ink tray
Most excellent antique pen and ink tray made of ebony and with ebonised sections and extensive brass inlay all round this is a really fine quality desk top accessory for the discerning modern gentleman who wants people to know he can afford the best and that only the best will do. English circa 1815 £1250
Rosewood glove box
Lovely antique glove box made of rosewood with contra-foliate brass scrolling on the top and a shield escutcheon made of brass.
The interior is fitted out in light blue with satinwood glove stretchers. The lock and key are working fine. English circa 1840 £380
Wide rosewood tea caddy
117 - 13" wide antique tea caddy made of rosewood with extensive fine brass foliate scrolling to the top and front, it has flush fitting brass side handles, a Bramah lock with original key has been fitted.
The interior is fitted with two pull out canisters, each with matching brass contra-foliate scrolling on each lid, the centre compartment with period mixing bowl made of cut lead crystal glass. A fine quality tea caddy, English circa 1820 £1,600
Rosewood antique tea caddy
158 Large basket shaped antique tea caddy with curved sides made of rosewood with lovely fine boxwood stringing to every edge, original brass ball and claw feet and side handles and an ivory escutcheon. The interior has rosewood lids and compartments for tea as well as central compartment for bowl for mixing tea or for sugar, the interior restored with red paper and matching velvet to match the original.
The original lead glass sugar bowl has been broken in two places and has the most wonderful 19th century repair which involves the use of a rivet and was probably done around 1860-1900. The lock and key of this tea caddy are working fine.
English circa 1810
Antique tea caddy
152. Large antique tea caddy of casket shape with extensive brass foliate and contra foliate to the top and front, gadrooned all round and the feet.
The interior with cut crystal glass mixing/sugar bowl, two lift out canisters with "G" and "B" for Green and Black Tea, with contra foliate brass on the lids and with foliate brass to the inside of the lids.
English circa 1840-1840 SOLD
George III writing box
147. Extremely fine George III period 16" mahogany antique writing box with squared brass edging to every edge, brass side handles and top plaque, Bramah lock to front, the interior fitted out with dark blue tooled leather with internal lock for top compartment. This box has been fitted with two contemporaneous brass butterfly inks and has two secret drawers under bridge.
English circa 1810 £1,450
25cm / 9¾" deep
41cm / 16" wide
14cm / 5½" high
Kingwood antique tea caddy
118 - Kingwood antique tea caddy with x banding to top and front in tulipwood, ebony and boxwood all round. Harlequin patterning on every surface in various exotic woods. Interior fitted with matching lids, again with harlequin patterning and cross banding. Inside lid relined with period green paper. Lock and key working. Early Regency, circa 1815. Not for sale.