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Grenadier Guards. Late 19th Century Oak Post Letters Box In The Form Of A Sentry Box.


£12,500 | $15,669 USD | €14,394 EUR
Item Number: SA782864
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Gerald Mathias


An important Oak Post Letters Box in the form of a sentry Box, with blind slatted sides and gabled roof . The door contains an original signed watercolour behind glass depicting a Grenadier Guardsman in ceremonial uniform inside a sentry box. Above the door the shuttered posting slot bears the word 'LETTERS'. Below the door a silvered dedication panel is engraved with the inscription:
2nd. Bn. Gren. Gds.
29th April 1889.
*Major General Sir Henry Trotter GCVO, DL was a senior British Army officer. Born in 1844 and commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1862, he commanded the regiment from 1889 to 1894 and was promoted to Major-General in 1895, appointed Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District in 1897, serving until 1903. During preparations for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, Trotter acted as Chief Staff Officer to the Duke of Connaught, who was in supreme command of the troops taking part in all military ceremonies connected with the coronation. He resided at Mortonhall, a Georgian country house on the southern edge of Edinburgh. The Trotter family acquired the estate in 1635 and the house was built in 1769. Trotter and his wife had four sons and a daughter; all the sons all had military careers although two were killed in action during the first World War.
The final picture shows Colonel Trotter on his horse.
Gerald Mathias, Fine Antique Boxes
Homecross House
Fishers Lane
London W4 1YB
United Kingdom.
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This antique has been viewed 35 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 45 cm (17.7")
Width = 19.5 cm (7.7")
Depth = 19 cm (7.5")

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