A very attractive walnut domed top cigar caddy dating to around 1900. The caddy has cast brass ball and claw feet, cast brass handles and escucheon, and its original key. The caddy is decorated with boxwood stringing all over, and inlaid with mother of pearl lid.The interior of the caddy is cedar lined with a lidded compartment.
A lovely Sterling Silver penknife with pivoting hanging loop. The knife has full English hallmarks, Assay office Birmingham, (Anchor) the maker's mark "VP" and date letter gothic "Y", which is the hallmark for 1898 The steel blades with some tarnish marks as can be seen. The knife has an all over ivy leaf design which is very attractive. The tools within the knife are steel and comprise, knife, scissors, button hook, file. The knife measures 5.8cm long, excluding hanging loop. Nice condition, some tarnish to the tools.
An Edwardian mahogany display cabinet dating to around to 1900. The cabinet has tear drop moulded cornice over astragal glazed doors with. It boasts its original rippled glass. (note the shelves a new glass replacements). The cabinet stands over an apron inlaid with bellflower garlands, and is raised on swan neck legs with boxwood line inlays.
A floor standing glazed mahogany glazed bookcase, of good colour, dating to late Victorian times, C1890. The bookcase stands on a plinth and has three shelves, the doors to which are lockable (key present),and also an unusual hinged lockable top section, in which documents could be stored. The bookcase has its original brass locks and escutcheon.
A 19th C tortoiseshell tea caddy. The caddy with a slightly domed top. Opening the hinged lid reveals the velvet lined lid, and ivory edged base and lid. The interior has its tea compartment lid with ivory shaped finial handle. The body is veneered with well chosen panels of tortoiseshell and the caddy stands on four small ivory bun feet. Please note, there has been a crack to the tortoiseshell veneer which runs diagonally across the caddy lid,(see picture)this has been restored by ourselves and is still a very nice caddy.
A cute little silver plated scuttle and scoop, modelled like a coal scuttle. It would have been used during afternoon tea, to scoop the sugar lumps for your cup of tea. It has an attractive engraved foliate design. The scuttle does have signs of wear to the silver plate commensurate with age, but no knocks or damage. Dating to the early 20th century. It has the makers mark TL & SS (Thomas Land & Sons, Sheffield) impressed in the base.