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Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (1 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (2 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (3 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (4 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (5 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (6 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (7 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (8 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (9 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (10 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (11 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (12 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (13 of 14)
Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (14 of 14)
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Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850

REF: LA4478 / LA381621
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Description
If you like your antique boxes to be in extremely good condition with a very high degree of original features then this box is certainly worthy of consideration. Though I would not go as far as stating that the features of the box are rare it is quite unusual to come across a box of such dimensions that features secret drawers with the combination of inlaid brass corners And brass straps. The fact the brass straps extend down the full depth to the rear of the box would suggest that this box was made during the mid rather than late 1800’s. All veneer and all brassware throughout the box is original, complete and in excellent condition. The lid closes perfectly square and opens to reveal an impressive interior. It is never the case that it can be stated with total confidence that an inkpot is original to a box but I believe that given the condition of the box I would suggest that is the case. Triple catch lock with a replacement working key supplied albeit a tad fiddly. Both storage spaces beneath the writing surface are in superb condition. The box has the bonus feature of still having the original embossed and gold tolled leather. It is of course split along the fold line between the two box sections, the line being the only part exposed to the environment when the box is closed. However, the split is thin with crisp edges with just minor loss of detail to the outer gilt tooling and both sections remain firmly fixed when accessing the storage sections beneath. The two secret drawers are in excellent condition and are accessed by the usual method of raising the divider between the inkpot and pen tray section. The concealing panel springs open nicely. It must be stated that the divider should be gripped quite firmly when raising to release the panel…..not due to any defect but purely due to the fact that I doubt this box was used much by the many generations of previous owners. Given the extremely high degree of original features, the condition and the relatively unusual combination of features on a box of such dimensions this item comes very highly recommended be that as a fine addition to a collection, a standalone item for decorative purposes or indeed as an investment piece. Please see my stock page for the largest selection of writing boxes available on this website.

measurements

Height:
15 cm
Width:
30 cm
Depth:
23 cm
Unpacked weight 2.8kg

declaration

Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 (LA381621) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1850

condition

The box is in very good condition

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
c.1850

delivery

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location

This Brass Bound Walnut Writing Box - Secret Drawer - Original Leather c.1850 is located in Dereham, United Kingdom

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