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|Posted: Wed 18 Dec - 19:57 (2013) Post subject: David Edwards London
EDWARDS: 21 King St. Holborn, also Bloomsbury , and for one year, 1813-14 at 84 St. James Str. 1813-1848d. A formidable maker of luxury boxes. David Edwards, and Thomas Edwards (1832-39). The Family connection established through bills. Made for the Royal family. Used kingwood and rosewood extensively. Also mahogany for what he claimed to be "patent travelling cases". Writing boxes and dressing boxes mostly in Regency styles. All Edwards boxes are of impeccable quality.
See: pages 254, 294 Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society, 1700--1880
Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, ISBN: 0764316885.
appointé par William IV en 1830, Thomas Edwards à repris le métiers de son oncle David, en 1832. Le tonton meurt en 1848.
C'est bien David qui m’intéresse ici !
A superb brass bound and inlaid coromandel gentleman’s dressing case by Edwards, with brass carrying handles to the sides, the top opening to reveal a purple velvet lined interior containing thirteen beautifully engraved silver gilt topped bottles, jars and shaving brush holder, all stamped with the makers mark TD, the central bottle at the rear sits inside a glass and has a leather cover to stop the glass rubbing together, the main tray lifts out to reveal a further tray which contains a large selection of mother of pearl handled tools including cut throat razors, boot pulls, penknife, etc, together with steel scissors etc, removing this tray gives access to the lower compartment which contains various ivory items, shoe horn, page turner, razor strop, hairbrush, plus glove stretchers, sealing wax, corn razor and an Irish smoking pipe, the interior of the lid contains a stationery holder complete with trade label for D. Edwards, No 21 King Street and Bloomsbury Square, together with a removable easel mirror, fitted with a bramah lock and retaining its original key.
regarder bien les rasoirs de ce nécessaire
en plus de tout ça : inventeur