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A mid 19th century dressing case veneered in coromandel wood with brass edging, inlay and ornate brass recessed side handles, manufactured by Jenner & Knewstub, respected makers to Queen Victoria. The box bears its original owner's monogram 'I.N.' - engraved into an inlaid brass shield on the lid. The interior fitted with thirteen beautifully hobnail cut glass jars and bottles with silver-gilt lids, engraved with intricate patterns that encircle the 'I.N.' monogram. The silver hallmarked London 1862 and attributed to the silversmith, James Vickery. A mirror with matching engraving, is fitted into the lid.
A push button on the front rim releases and drops forward the front flap of the box. This reveals a bottom velvet-lined drawer with a brass recessed handle. This, at first glance is the box's only drawer, but Jenner & Knewstub, incorporated another three ingeniously concealed secret drawers.
At the back of the main compartment is a gilded maker's plate, engraved with 'Jenner & Knewstub - To the Queen - 33 St James's Street and 66 Jermyn Street'. The right-hand screw appears to secure the maker's plate, but it is in fact a dummy screw, a push button which pops open a hidden jewellery drawer directly above the bottom drawer. This partitioned velvet-lined drawer would have been used to hide its owner's most valuable jewellery.
There are two concealed buttons in the floor beneath the rear perfume bottles. Pressing these buttons releases two small secret drawers to the left and right sides of the bottom drawer.
The lock is fully working and comes with its original key.
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