We are trialing a new, improved and faster online bidding catalogue. You can switch back at any time if you don't like it. Give it a try.
Lot 2

A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED ABALONE SHELL SEWING NECESSAIRE

POSSIBLY PALAIS ROYALE, CIRCA 1830

Estimate: £400 - £600
Hammer price: £550
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

With engine-milled fitted interior including a thimble, scissors, needle and cut-glass scent holder, with pierced foliate scroll gallery to the inside cover, raised on scroll stand and veneered plinth with scallop-shell feet, 14.5cm high; 16cm high

Condition report: 

In good complete condition. The cover with engraved trailing foliate decoration, gilding rubbed. 

Dirt and dust to the base and some tarnishing to the gilding. A few small abrasions to the shell veneers, but very minor. 


Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London. 


Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best possible browsing experience.

Accept Read more