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...to sewing and writing instruments. The first chest, an English nécessaire de voyage, is a 24-piece nécessaire from 1849. Crafted of the finest coromandel wood, this stunning chest features a fitted, leather......is both beautiful and practical. The second chest is a similar, English nécessaire veneered with elegant coromandel wood. The interior of this impressive chest is comprised of 11 cut crystal boxes and jars... Read More »

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.... The first chest, an English nécessaire de voyage, is a 24-piece nécessaire from 1849. Crafted of the finest coromandel wood, this stunning chest features a fitted, leather and green velvet-lined interior, and houses various cut crystal perfume bottles and utensils....... The second chest is a similar, English nécessaire veneered with elegant coromandel wood. The interior of this impressive chest is comprised of 11 cut crystal boxes and jars with beautifully engraved silver gilt tops and toiletries accented with mother-of-pearl handles... Read More »

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...-piece nécessaire from 1849. Crafted of the finest coromandel wood, this stunning chest features a fitted, leather and green velvet-lined interior, and houses various cut crystal perfume bottles......veneered with elegant coromandel wood. The interior of this impressive chest is comprised of 11 cut crystal boxes and jars with beautifully engraved silver gilt tops and toiletries accented with mother... Read More »

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...’s refined rich coromandel veneer would have served the very important function of impressing new acquaintances... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Also horn-of-plenty. coromandel This valuable wood hails from India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. Characterized by its hazel brown color with dramatic black stripes, this wood is heavy and very hard, much like ebony wood, to which it is closely related....... Coromandel was used in the finest furnishings such as cases, revered for its distinct appearance. It was also used to craft walking sticks, billiard cues and musical instruments... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
..., carrying everything from toiletries and jewelry to sewing and writing instruments.                            A perfect example is this elegant English example veneered with rich coromandel wood with brass inlay... Read More »