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SA882505

Campaign Style Writing Box. Secret Drawers. Original Leather. C1865

Price

£370 | $450 USD | €426 EUR
Item Number: SA882505
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Antique Boxes and Collectables
This antique has been viewed 39 times in the past month with the most views from Austria.

Description

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This is a box for those out there that like their antique boxes to be in very fine condition with an extremely large degree of original features…..and unspoilt by over zealous cleaning. Large walnut brass bound campaign style box. No missing or replaced veneer. All brassware throughout original and complete and in very good condition. Ornate inlaid cartouche and escutcheon. Four protective inlaid brass corner pieces to each corner edge. Inlaid brass straps that extend down the full depth to the rear of the box rather than stop at the rear edge of the lid as with many boxes of the period and later. Attractive grain. Lid closes perfectly square. Opens to reveal an equally impressive interior. Standard office section comprising of, dished pen tray with storage space beneath, stamp slope, small lidded section with original turned knob and twin inkpot sections with a matching pair of replacement brass screw top inkpots in A1 condition. The lock comes complete with a replacement working key. Twin sliding slope clasps. What is possibly the most surprising aspect is the presence and condition of the original gilt and blind embossed leather that still has the original two pull tabs still fully intact. Both storage areas beneath the writing platform are in extremely clean condition. A box of this style, age and quality does of course feature secret drawers. The method of access is the quite common means of raising the divider between the inkpot and stamp slope sections. The original panel springs out nicely to reveal the three secret drawers complete with the original turned knobs. What sets this box apart from many antique writing boxes of any period and style apart from the degree and condition of original features is the patina. It is fair to state that the vast amount of brass bound boxes have been over cleaned and the brass has been cleaned to a gold like lustre. Though arguably this can sometimes enhance the item it is sometimes very detrimental to the character of the item. Sometimes the patina of the brassware is very even in colour and the patina DOES contribute to the appearance as is certainly the case with this box. For some collectors it is an important factor….this box hopefully will appeal to those. It is not that often that a box of the style, period comes along in such condition….Scan the web to appreciate the rarity factor. This box is better in person than the photographs. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Unpacked weight 4.1Kg
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Declaration

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


Dimensions

Height = 17 cm (6.7")
Width = 45 cm (17.7")
Depth = 25 cm (9.8")


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Antique Boxes and Collectables
Norfolk
United Kingdom
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