• Item: Stationery box
• Period: Victorian
• Circa: 1890
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid teak
• Sloped front
• Locking doors
• Original working lock, with working key
• Hinged top rail
• Original brass hinges
• “Waterfall” design
• 16 total internal compartments
• 2 inkwell compartments
• 1 compartment with pen tray lid
• Moulded plinth
• Lovely original colour and patination
• Excellent condition
• Excellent quality
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a good quality antique Anglo-Indian Victorian campaign teak waterfall stationery box, with small proportions, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Constructed of top-quality solid teak, it is heavy in weight, which is always a sign of quality. The box comprises a hinged top rail, above a sloped front formed by two locking doors; the right-hand door retains its original working lock, with working key, while the left-hand door retains its original brass loop, which allows it to be secured shut via a hook mounted to the interior. The doors and top rail all retain their original brass hinges. The doors open to reveal a sloped bank of a total of 16 compartments, including two inkwell slots and a compartment which includes a lid that also serves as a pen tray. With both doors fully open, the hinged top rail can then be lifted up to allow access to the rearmost, full-width compartment. The interior is able to be configured to the user’s wishes, as all the compartment dividers are removable. Below, the box comprises a low, flat front and the box rests on a moulded plinth. This box is ideal for storing various articles of stationery, including paper, envelopes, pens, pencils and also has provision for two inkwells (ink pots are not provided – these are usually purchased with the ink contained within them). It could even serve as a general tidy around the home or office.
This stationery box features a rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the office, hallway or living room. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional.
This is a good quality antique Anglo-Indian Victorian campaign teak waterfall stationery box, with small proportions, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The doors and top rail all retain their original brass hinges. The right-hand door retains the original working lock, with working key, while the left-hand door retains the original brass loop, which attaches to the original hook to the interior. The pen tray compartment lid is original and complete. There is provision for two ink well but ink pots are not provided (these are usually purchased with the ink contained within them). The box rests on its original moulded plinth. As the box boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic rich mahogany colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 30.7cm or 12⅛” or 1ft ⅛”
Width = 43.7cm or 17¼” or 1ft 5¼”
Depth = 27.3cm or 10¾”
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