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-1a: case
-1b: jewelry drawer
-1c: jewelry drawer cover
-1d: mirror
-1e: interior tray with silver handles
-1f: tray for manicure tools
-1g: key
rectangular box,lined with purple silk, fitted with leather document holders, and mirror with gold-leaf foliate border, the upper level withy 4 rectangular and 1 central faceted silver-lidded cylindrical cologne jars, 3 silver-lidded glass boxes, 2 silver-lidded glass ink bottles, mother-of-pearl handled sewing implements, tweezers, button hook, pen knife and hole punch or scorer-all in the upper compartment, a secret drawer below fitted with a letter writing slide.

This is a travelling dressing table set from United Kingdom. It is dated 1875 and we acquired it in 1984. Gift of Danny J. H. Kauffman. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

coromandel-veneered joined wood, lined with silk, gilded and tooled calfskin leather, raised, chased and engraved silver, cut glass, mirrored glass, carved mother-of-pearl (handles), cut and engraved brass (hinges and tools), gilt-metal, forged steel (imp

Its dimensions are

Open: 38.4 x 32.4 x 30 cm (15 1/8 x 12 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.) Other (-1d, mirror): 29 x 1.3 x 20.2 cm (11 7/16 x 1/2 x 7 15/16 in.) H x W x D: 21.3 x 32.4 x 23.3 cm (8 3/8 x 12 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

maker's mark T.W in a rectangular punch for Thomas Whitehouse (this mark registered in 1862), with gothic lower case 'u' for London, 1875-76, the London leopard head, the sterling lion passant, and Queen Victoria's head duty mark on the silver on the case; the hinges and lock plates engraved . The lockplate signed "A? BRAMAH LONDON" The case with ASPREY -166- BOND STREET in a circular arrangement, the leather on the lid document holders stamped in gold leaf with ASPREY & SON, MAKERS, 166 BOND ST. LONDON"

It is inscribed

the silver lids engraved with a monogram of overlapping "EA" within a "D"?

This object was retailed by Asprey & Son Co. and silversmith Thomas Whitehouse

This object was donated by Danny J. H. Kauffman

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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