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George Denys' Dressing Box

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Sir George Denys, 1st baronet (1788-1857), of Blacklands House, Chelsea, (then Middlesex) was a Member of Parliament for Kingston-upon-Hull from 1812 to 1818 and equerry to the Duke of Sussex from 1812-1843.

This was his dressing case. Finely made using the best materials;mahogany with brass bindings and corner straps secured by flush finished steel screws, within, lined with a fine navy blue leather and fitted with various bottles, jars and canisters for lotions and potions. The lids to the inkwell and long glass box are Sheffield Plate, the other containers are of silver, as is the shaving brush, hallmarked for London 1816 and by Daniel Hockley, engraved with Denys' crest of a demi-lion , erminous. The shaving brush is trimmed and the tools a hotch-potch and none necessarily original. 

English circa 1810.

w:12.5 in x d:9.5 in x h:4.75 in 

 

Item Code: 2730

£ 1550

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