A VICTORIAN BLACK LACQUERED AND GILT-HEIGHTENED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ 'CHATSWORTH' WRITING BOX BY JENNENS & BETTERIDGE, CIRCA 1840
A VICTORIAN BLACK LACQUERED AND GILT-HEIGHTENED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ 'CHATSWORTH' WRITING BOX BY JENNENS & BETTERIDGE, CIRCA 1840
A VICTORIAN BLACK LACQUERED AND GILT-HEIGHTENED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ 'CHATSWORTH' WRITING BOX BY JENNENS & BETTERIDGE, CIRCA 1840
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LADY ELIZABETH CAVENDISH CVO

A VICTORIAN BLACK LACQUERED AND GILT-HEIGHTENED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ 'CHATSWORTH' WRITING BOX BY JENNENS & BETTERIDGE, CIRCA 1840

Estimate: 400 - 600 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LADY ELIZABETH CAVENDISH CVO

A VICTORIAN BLACK LACQUERED AND GILT-HEIGHTENED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ 'CHATSWORTH' WRITING BOX BY JENNENS & BETTERIDGE, CIRCA 1840

Estimate: 400 - 600 GBP

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Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Lady Elizabeth Cavendish CVO

A VICTORIAN BLACK LACQUERED AND GILT-HEIGHTENED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ 'CHATSWORTH' WRITING BOX BY JENNENS & BETTERIDGE, CIRCA 1840


the base stamped JENNENS & BETTERIDGE

9.5cm. high, 34.5cm wide, 27cm. deep; 3¾in., 1ft. 1⅝in., 10⅝in.

Condition Report

In country house condition. One hinge to lid is broken and would benefit from attention. Loss to one corner of underside. Generally the decoration is in reasonable order with typically rubbing and wear consistent with age and use. With one key although lock apparently not functioning. A charming view of Chatsworth.


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Catalogue Note

The firm of Jennens & Bettridge, leading papier mâché manufacturers, took over the well-established Birmingham factory of Henry Clay in 1816. The firm traded from showrooms at 6 Hallam Street, London and remained active until 1864. In 1847 the firm patented a form of inlaid decoration using coloured glass, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory and gem stones. At the Great Exhibition of 1851 Jennens & Bettridge showed a diverse range of products from small boxes and trays to an elaborately modelled easy chair, a pianoforte and a child's cot.

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