Early 19th Century
|£150 - £250
The label printed ‘Reeves & Sons, Colour, Manufacturers Lead Pencil Makers and Ornamental Stationers to His Majesty’, containing later paints, 28.5cm wide; Together with another retailed by R.Ackermann, label printed ‘R ACKERMANN MANUFACTURERS OF SUPERFINE WATERCOLOURS TO HIS MAJESTY’, containing later pastels and chalks, drawer beneath, 23cm wide
This Reeves and Sons trade label is recorded to be in use after 1827 when W.J. Reeve died and another son joined the business.
Both with wear and tear, inevitable scuffs, scrathes, dents, small chips and marks commensurate with use and age.
Many colours lacking and used.
Frieze drawers to both with wear to handles. The Reeves frieze drawer will not open.
The Reeves box with a ceramic glazed paint colour mixing tray and further label to the base of the box. Also with a key.