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London Fine Ltd
London Fine Ltd is located in Hele, United Kingdom

Antique Correspondence Box, English, Leather Cabinet, Houghton & Gunn, Victorian

REF: 18.8041 / LA381656
£2850
€3427
$3888
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Description
This is an antique correspondence box. An English, leather bound sarcophagus cabinet with secret compartment, attributed to Houghton and Gunn of London, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1870. Quality gentleman's stationery box with fascinating concealed compartment. Displays a desirable aged patina throughout. Leather bound with contrasted crimson over black hues. Pleasingly aged, commensurate with age and use. Sarcophagus top with hidden compartment, accessed by blind push mechanism. Pair of opening doors with working twist latch lock mechanism — untested, key absent. Arranged as a suite of five drawers, two over three of graduated type. Flush drop handles sit within shaped backplates Dashing recessed carry handles to each side with near oval plates. Stands upon a prominent tapered plinth base Unmarked as such, but bears strong hallmarks of Houghton & Gunn of London. Renowned for leather goods and boxes, based on Bond Street and later bought out by Asprey in 1906 This is a superb antique correspondence box, with fascinating leather finish and a concealed compartment. Delivered polished and ready to display.

measurements

Height:
46 cm
Width:
43.5 cm
Depth:
30.5 cm
Secret Compartment Width 19.5cm, Secret Compartment Depth 8.5cm, Secret Compartment Height 5cm. Largest Drawer Width 35cm, Largest Drawer Depth 20.5cm, Largest Drawer Height: 9cm

declaration

London Fine Ltd has clarified that the Antique Correspondence Box, English, Leather Cabinet, Houghton & Gunn, Victorian (LA381656) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1870

condition

Presented in very good antique condition.

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
c.1870

delivery

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location

This Antique Correspondence Box, English, Leather Cabinet, Houghton & Gunn, Victorian is located in Hele, United Kingdom