Victorian Burr Walnut Dressing Box
An excellent example of a Victorian burr walnut box. The box is accented with brass banding on all the edges of the box giving the box strength and support is shipped or carried traveling. There is also a very nice stringing design around the top and front inside of the brass edges. Vacant brass cartouche on the lid and brass at the key hole. We do not have the key. The lock is a Bramah lock, which was designed by Joseph Bramah in 1784. Sorry we don't have the key.
Inside the box is a removable leather tray with 8 compartments. Lifting the brass rod on the right side enables a full length "hidden" drawer to be pulled out. The drawer is lined with red silk.
Underneath the lid of the box is a folder that can be accessed by rotating the dial just a bit releasing the folder, as seen in the photos. The folder is red leather. Rather beautiful.
The condition of the burr where a small piece of burr walnut is missing on the right top of the front and the brass stringing is loose at the left front at the top. Other than these listed errors this lovely dressing box is in good order.
The box measures 11 3/4 inches wide, 8 3/4 inches deep and 6 inches high.