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THE GLEN TROTHY DRESSING CASE BY ASPREYS

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THE GLEN TROTHY DRESSING CASE BY ASPREYS
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SKU: RM0756/814

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THE GLEN TROTHY DRESSING CASE BY ASPREYS

£47,250.00

THE GLEN TROTHY DRESSING CASE BY ASPREYS

Circa 1858
Stock Number: RM0756/814
Height: 17 ins / 43.18 cms
Width: 31 ins / 78.74 cms
Depth: 19.5 ins / 49.53 cms
Price: £47250

This superb brass bound lady’s coromandel dressing case bearing a central monogram opens to reveal a blue velvet interior with a selection of cut glass vessels with silver gilt lids on two hinged trays which swing out to expose a pair of cut glass scent bottles and a set of matching ivory brushes. The fall front contains a velvet pad with 25 various manicure, sewing and writing implements while the interior of the lid is fitted with a removable easel mirror and ivory accessories including two hand held mirrors, glove stretchers, a shoe horn and a page turner. The unusual elements in this box, comprising three tortoiseshell combs, a beautiful silk fan with a diamond inset handle, a horn shaped posy holder, an oval clock, a perfume funnel and opera glasses, can only be found within the ‘hidden’ drawer which opens by exerting pressure on the floor beneath the central scent bottle. The entire ensemble is profusely incised and engraved with strapwork, flowers and feathery curls centred on a roundel of turquoises. The London assay stamps range from 1858 – 68.

Contents
16 cut glass containers with incised silver gilt lids and a beaker
17 matching implements for sewing, writing and dressing
4 ivory hair and clothes brushes with leather covers
An Asprey 22 carat gold oval strut clock
Two silver filigree encased scent bottles
A posy holder and perfume funnel
A tape measure in an acorn
A pair of opera glasses
Four pair of scissors
A gold thimble
An ivory page turned
A rectangular easel mirror
3 tortoiseshell combs in leather cases
An ivory shoe horn and glove stretchers
A large mirror and a smaller one, magnifying
A painted silk fan with a diamond stud holding the tassel

Provenance:
This case was included in the sale of the contents of Glen Trothy House owned by Miss M.T. Rhodes who had inherited the dressing case from her mother Ellen Vaughen, who in turn had been given the case as a wedding present by her father when she married Mr Ignatius Rhodes in October 1908. A copy of the sale catalogue will be included with the case.

Glen Trothy House

William Asprey originally founded a silk printing business in Mitcham, Surrey in 1781 which he quickly expanded into a luxury good emporium. By 1841 William Asprey’s son Charles had acquired premises in Bond Street and advertised ‘articles of exclusive design and high quality, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment.’ Understandably dressing cases became an early speciality as the wealthy took advantage of the exciting new form of travel offered by the railways. Asprey won a gold medal for dressing cases at the International Exhibition of 1862.

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