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Charles Dickens? ?Nécessaire de Voyage? box taken with him on his travels
Walnut ?Nécessaire de Voyage? box, 8.5? x 3? x 3?, with keyhole. The hinged cover at left lifts to reveal two layers of swiveling lids, each section intricately carved out to accommodate various items (none are present) such as toothbrush, tweezers, scissors (2), penknife, cut throat razors, shaving soap, book hook, clothes & hair brushes, and manicure items. This box accompanied Dickens on his reading tours outside London. The lid is inset with an ornately shaped brass plate engraved ?C.D.? A plaque on the front of the case, with patina, is engraved ?Nécessaire de Voyage / of / [keyhole] / CHARLES J.H. DICKENS / presented by Aunt Bessie to your father / before he left to serve King and Country.?On November 19, 1861, Charles Culliford Boz Dickens ?" Charles Dickens, Jr. (1837-1896) ?" first child of novelist Charles Dickens, married Bessie Evans, daughter of Frederick Evans, his father's former publisher.By the engraved inscription, Aunt Bessie had given this Nécessaire de Vo
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