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A Rare Huntley And Palmers Novelty Biscuit Tin, English Circa 1900


£295 | $411 USD | €344 EUR
Item Number: SA750246
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Robert Belcher Antiques
This antique has been viewed 26 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This remarkable rare survivor was produced as a novelty biscuit tin to attract customers at high class shops such as Selfridges and Harrods. It is made from tin plate and has brilliant detail representing the form of an antique silver chest the type used in a large stately home to store its domestic silver collection. This tin simulates this to a remarkable degree showing detail of the wooded chest which is heavily steel bound with strapping and long hinges. On the top there are two decorative roundels, one dated 1614 and the other a family coat of arms. On the front there are two large hinged hasps for locking the chest and to each side of these there is a shield, one baring the letter h and the other p. At each end of the chest there is a large carrying handle. This remarkable tin has a Huntley and Palmer advertisement on the underside and a registration number on the reverse.
Circa 1900
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 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 1900.


Height = 9.5 cm (3.7")
Width = 20 cm (7.9")
Depth = 11 cm (4.3")

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Robert Belcher Antiques
128 Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
United Kingdom

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