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An Unusual Mid 19th Century Morocco Leather Documents Despatch Writing Box With Drop Front By Wickwar.


£7,850 | $10,402 USD | €8,967 EUR
Item Number: SA757372
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Gerald Mathias
This antique has been viewed 43 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


WICKWAR & CO. 6 POLAND ST. Mnfrs. to H.M. Stationery Office,
An Unusual Mid 19th Century Black Morocco Leather Despatch, Documents, Writing Box with a recessed brass handle at the rear, and a drop front. The front falls forward when two buttons at either side of the interior are pressed. This is the first box of this type I have seen with this feature. It gives you easy access to documents even when the box is closed. The black leather lined interior has raised sides & contains a removable desk tidy, pen tray and ink bottle. Inside the lid a trellis of leather straps keeps small papers etc. in order. On the right side a pair of studs gives the box extra rigidity in the event of an impact. The lock is stamped Bramah Patent London and has a replacement key. The maker's details are gold embossed on either side of the lock.
Gerald Mathias, Fine Antique Boxes
The Old Cinema
160 High Road
Chiswick, London
W4 1PR
United Kingdom.
Tel. +41 (0)7927 534899
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 14 cm (5.5")
Width = 38 cm (15.0")
Depth = 25 cm (9.8")

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Gerald Mathias
The Old Cinema
160 Chiswick High Road
W4 1PR
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