A superb Victorian ladies vanity box in rosewood, lower drawer, working lock with key.

NOW SOLD.           A magnificent Victorian ladies vanity box in rosewood.

Inside the top section of the the box there are a range of different period glass containers and bottles with a compartmentalised tray including a velvet covered area to hold manicure tools. The tray lifts out of the box via two brass rings at either side revealing a small storage area below.

The lid of the box has a central shield shaped cartouche which doesn’t bare any initials, this matches the key escutcheon, again in mother of pearl. There is an under drawer which is accessed by pressing a secret brass knob located inside the box, the drawer will then spring open and is closed by pressing back against the spring.

The mirror inside the lid is removable via a secret mechanism built into the lid. Once removed it reveals a secret wallet section for the storage of a few private letters or documents.


Width:   30cm

Depth:   22.3cm

Height:   17.5cm


Very good indeed. The exterior of the box is in extremely good order, a lovely rosewood grain, cleaned, waxed and polished. The inside condition, including the glass jars and containers is also very good with just minimal wear commensurate with age and use.

Price: £ 610.00 inclusive of delivery within the U.K mainland. If you are purchasing from outside the U.K, please contact me to confirm a shipping cost. Should you have any questions or queries, please contact me at: jamesforsterantiques@outlook.com, or feel free to call me on: 01935 892313