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Archibald Douglas, dresssingbox A Composite George IV and William IV Silver Gilt Travelling Dressing Table Set, Thomas Whitehead, John Douglas & Archibald Douglas, London 1816, 1828 & 1829, each piece engraved with a monogram, comprising two rectangular boxes and covers, two rectangular boxes and pierced covers, a spoon, and a travelling inkwell, together with three various scent bottle with gilt stoppers, a penknife, a propelling pencil, a folding corkscrew, a pair of steel scissors and a glass beaker, in a fitted brass bound kingwood case with brass plaque engraved with an armorial, the interior fitted with an easel back table mirror, 32cm wide
Estimate value: £700-1000
Archibald Douglas dressing set A George IV Silver Mounted Travelling Dressing Table Set, by Archibald Douglas, comprising three rectangular boxes with foliate engraved and pierced covers, and two panel cylindrical bottles, a matching travelling ink bottle with silver mounts, four rectangular scent bottles with plated mounts, two steel pairs of scissors, a needle, a pair of tweezers, a propelling pencil and a penknife, in a brass bound rosewood case with brass cartouche inscribed MW and with brass carrying handles, 32cm wide Estimate value: £400-600
Archibald Douglas inkwell Wiiliam IV 1832 Solid Silver Travelling Inkwell Archibald Douglas London. In beautiful condition. Approx 4cms x 4.5cms x 3.5cms. Very attractive. Very collectable. Sold for £133
Archibald Douglas silvermark Silver is marked with the Maker's/Sponcer's mark "A.D" belonged to Archibald Douglas who was entered into the London Assay in Jan 1826 (1827-1829)
Archibald Douglas silvermark Silver is marked with the Maker's/Sponcer's mark "A.D" belonged to Archibald Douglas who was entered into the London Assay in Jan 1823? (1830-1832)


Information on the earlier years of Archibald Douglas is in London Goldsmiths 1697-1837 Their Marks & Lives 3rd edition page 493 by Arthur G Grimwade.
Further detail for him can be found within this forum's Grimwade's Biographies Updates section.
Mention of his wife Frances is in The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths Jewellers & Allied Traders 1838-1914 Vol. I p.126 by John Culme.




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