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Jewel chest: M.56 & A-1984

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Makers: Garrard, R. & S., and Company




Mahogany jewel chest with brass locks and mounts, the top inlaid in brass with the coronet and cypher of the Dukes of Cambridge. Inside, ten fitted jewel trays lined with purple velvet, each with a numbered ivory marker; leather outer case (A).


History note: Phillips, 19 June 1984, lot 99; Malcolm Carr, 94 Gloucester Terrace, London, W.2., from whom Mrs. Hull Grundy bought it.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Length: 64.5 cm
Length: 67.5 cm
Width: 39.3 cm
Width: 42.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Grundy, J. Hull, Mrs


19th Century
Production date: after AD 1830

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Chest composed of mahogany
Inlay composed of brass (alloy)
Jewel Trays composed of velvet
Outer Case composed of leather
W/o Leather Case Height 31.0 cm
With Leather Case Height 33.5 cm

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.56 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 77315
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 July 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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