Antique Victorian Vintage Coromandel Silver Vanity Dressing Case Cabinet C1870

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Seller: trafalgar_antiques (618) 100%, Location: Woking, Ships to: Americas & many other countries, Item: 123901310049 Stunningly BeautifulAntique 19th Century Victorian PeriodLadies Vanity-Jewellery CabinetRare Coromandel WoodSilver Plate AccessoriesCirca 1870A simply stunning Victorian period Ladies Vanity Cabinet.Dating from around 1870, this impressive antique dressing case is veneered in Coromandel and inset with elaborate brass inset to lid and shield lock facing. The lid cartouche is not engraved so could easily be personalized as a gift to the woman in your life. There is lower jewellery draw to the left with compartments for necklaces, bracelets and other valuable items. The main secttion opens to reveal a sumptuous well appointed interior lined and ruched with blue velvet containing seven cut glass containers and jars. The lids are polished silver plate and the accessories, also silver plate have mother of pearl handles. The centre compartment section lifts out as does the rear rectangular section to reveal further storage compartments below again finished with blue morocco leather lining. The interior of the lid of beautiful ruched velvet opens to a blue morocco leather lined compartment, the inner of which is a concertina leather compartment for papers and blotters. Further is a compartment which holds a reversible panel which retains an easel vanity mirror again bound in blue morocco leather. In beautiful antique condition with very minor blemishes to be expected and unfortunately no longer with a key. During the reign of Queen Victoria, Coromandel was considered one of the most exotic, luxurious and expensive woods to work with and it was the veneer of choice for some of the finest boxes.Coromandel wood was sourced from India and South East Asia and was an incredibly dense, close-grained wood. Visually a more vibrant and figured (patterned) variety from the Ebony family, the actual species of Coromandel became virtually extinct by the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the nearest relation to Coromandel is Macassar Ebony. This really is a fine piece of furniture which would fantastic in both a period room or contemporary home. Dimensions: 11 1/4"(28.5cm) wide by 8 1/2" (21.7cm) high by 6 1/4"(16cm) tallA lovely piece and would make a fine gift Dont miss out on this superb piece of history to use or as a wonderful collectors item. Condition: Good vintage condition, Style/ Period: Victorian, Age: 1850-1899, Sub-Type: Ebony, Product Type: Vanity cabinet, Original/Repro: Original

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