George III, late 18thC, Gilt and leather sedan chair. Hinged canopy above a hinged door enclosing a fitted red leather interior with button-back seat, bone fitted sliding compartmented glass windows and silk curtains, both sides with fitted brackets. Monogrammed 'EK' (no poles). Christies
18th Century Georgian Scent Casket Toilet Box Cut Steel Figured Rosewood English C 1790. This gorgeous box would have formed part of a lady's travel inventory. The casket weighs 2kgs. It needed to be substantial to survive the long and bumpy carriage journey on treacherous English roads. Lined with green velvet, with six compartments and padded faux silk buttoned lid. Five original scent or toilet bottles. Each one is profusely decorated with all over cut glass motifs.
Late Georgian Rosewood Traveling Stationery set. Closed (left) and opened out (right) to reveal inkwell and pounce pot compartments (with said items) and places for quills, sharpeners, sealing wax and seals, paper and letters etc.
https://flic.kr/p/sfZxd4 | The Mail Coach | When a public postal service was first introduced in 1635, letters were carried between ‘posts’ by mounted post-boys and delivered to the local postmaster. The postmaster would then take out the letters for his area and hand the rest to another post-boy to carry them on to the next ‘post’. This was a slow process and the post-boys were an easy target for robbers, but the system remained unchanged for almost 150 years. John Palmer, a theatre owner…
Items Which May Have Been Found on a Georgian Lady’s Dressing Table These items are nearly all in the collection of Nº 1 Royal Crescent Museum in Bath. A fan depicting a map of Bath, a pair of rare Bilston Enamel Candlesticks c1780, silver tweezers and silver spectacles c1770 in red leather cases. A tiny glass patch dish circa 1750 would have held patches for ladies’ faces, worn to cover blemishes from small pox and skin complaints.