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A Superb Early 19th C Gentlemanís Brass Mounted Campaign Writing Box


£1,575 | $2,097 USD | €1,785 EUR
Item Number: SA718912
Date of manufacture: Regency
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Robert Belcher Antiques
This antique has been viewed 37 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This fine quality English gentlemanís campaign or travelling writing box is of top quality and of an unusual design. It is made from a rare exotic hardwood which has a mellow colour and a dark figured grain. The box is beautifully made with flush fitting brass corners and edge supports and is further enhanced with bands of decorative brass stringing. The top has a finely fretted and inlaid shaped brass name plate and the front is fitted with a most unusual lock escutcheon plate which is decoratively cast and has the lock makers name Thompsons Patent upon it. The sides have sunken military style brass carrying handles one of which is also used to open the large side drawer. This rare box opens in two stages first the top lifts to reveal a superb original interior which is fitted with two glass ink bottles with silver plated tops, in addition there are three lidded container for the writers accessories such as pen holders, pencils, quills, seals and sealing wax etc. The lid is fitted with a hinged and superbly gilt tooled original leather filing wallet which also has little leather flaps which are printed with days of the week for storing reminders and notes etc. Below, the leather surface is tooled to match. This section then hinges over to reveal the full writing slope which again has its original tooled leather. Each half can be lifted to access the storage areas below. There is a removable panel on the upper one which covers three secret drawers. This is a fine English box which is in very original condition and has a very pleasing mellow colour and rich patina. Circa 1830
Robert Belcher Antiques is a high quality antiques shop, which also offers picture framing and restoration services. The company is based in Droitwich Spa, the medieval Worcestershire town made famous by salt production.
The business is run by husband and wife team, Robert and Wendy Belcher, and has been established since 1984. The show rooms are situated in a detached Georgian double fronted town house, which has a private forecourt for the benefit of customer parking.
The M5 motorway means access is convenient, as the show rooms are located only 3 miles off Junction 6. The business can be found half a mile prior to reaching Droitwich Spa town centre on the main A38 road. If using a SAT-NAV, please use the post code WR9 8AN.
Robert Belcher sources a range of interesting stock both nationally and internationally. The stock is always of a high quality and Robert prides himself on the authenticity and excellence of all items held for sale.
The business specialises in fine 18th century and early 19th century town furniture mainly in Walnut and Mahogany, which is displayed in the four showrooms. The showrooms also contain an interesting mix of rare objects and interesting, decorative items that would complement most collections or interiors.
Enquiries including payment, collection, postage or delivery can be made by contacting Robert Belcher Antiques on 07929011224 or 01905 772320. The business can also be contacted via email using:
General shop opening days are Monday Ė Saturday, if making a special journey please feel free to contact the business in advance to confirm opening hours.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Regency.


Height = 19 cm (7.5")
Width = 46 cm (18.1")
Depth = 25 cm (9.8")

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Robert Belcher Antiques
128 Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
United Kingdom

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