BEAUTIFUL LARGE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MOUNTED FAUX TORTOISESHEL OVAL JEWELLERY BOX. Provenance: From the Estate of Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish CVO (24 April 1926 -15 September 2018), daughter of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.... Was a British noblewoman who was a childhood friend of. From the late 1940s until the latter's death in 2002. This is a very fine quality Beautiful Large George III Solid Silver Mounted faux TORTOISESHELL Oval Jewellery Box, this beautiful Jewellery box once belonged to Lady Elizabeth Cavendish the daughter of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, i would estimate dates to circa 1800 making it 220 years old, the quality is stunning and the decoration is breath taking, the top of this large oval jewellery box has been crafted in a wonderful faux TORTOISESHELL with the most beautiful solid silver mounted central inlay depicting a regency Bow with a wonderful Garland of flowers draped below and the most beautiful swags to both sides, some of the inlay is missing as you can see, to open this large Georgian Jewllery Box you press the solid silver button to the front and once open you can see it still retains its lovely solid silver hinge and solid silver front plate, this contrasts beautifully against the rich colours of the faux shell, the colours of the faux Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, its stunning, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb.
Lady Elizabeth Cavendish the daughter of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House and would have been passed down the family over the many generations, it would have. Sat proudly on the table top and admired for its beauty ready to be used, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this wonderful Georgian Jewellery box could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as its so extremely rare to have this very special provenance. This has been tested and is solid silver.
This is much nicer than the pictures actually show. Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish. (24 April 1926 15 September 2018) was a British noblewoman who was a childhood friend of Queen Elizabeth II. By royal permission, Lady Elizabeth spoke on the record to HM the Queen's official biographer, Ben Pimlott.Lady Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire. And his wife, Mary née Gascoyne-Cecil. She was born three days after Princess Elizabeth of York. It has been suggested that Lady Elizabeth introduced her friend Princess Margaret to Antony Armstrong-Jones.
In 1951, and although she herself never married, she did form a close romantic relationship with the writer and future Poet Laureate. Betjeman's daughter Candida Lycett Green. Had called her her father's "beloved other wife". Lady Elizabeth was one of the godparents of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon. When Betjeman died in Cornwall on 19 May 1984, Lady Elizabeth was at his side.
In lovely condition with just some inlay to the top missing. The item "LARGE GEORGIAN SILVER & FAUX TORTOISESHELL JEWELLERY BOX Prov Lady Cavendish" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.