• Item: Writing Box / Storage Chest
• Circa: 1880
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid teak
• Original brass carrying handles
• Original brass hinges
• 6 Internal compartments
• Full width letter rack to lid
• Separate teak lined locking drawer
• Dovetail construction to drawer
• Original brass handle & escutcheon to drawer
• Working locks & keys
• Stunning original colour
• Original polish & patination
• No missing parts
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period
This is a fine quality antique Anglo-Indian Victorian colonial / campaign teak writing box, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Ideal for use as either a writing, jewellery or sewing box, storage chest or small coffee table. The exterior of the box comprises a straight lid over a flush body. The lid retains its original working lock, with working key, and opens to reveal an interior of 6 compartments. The inside of the lid incorporates a full-width letter rack. Below, the box features a separate, teak-lined locking drawer, which features dovetail construction and retains its original brass handle and escutcheon, along with the original working lock and working key. The box sits on a flush, straight plinth.
This box is a truly classic example from the late Victorian period in colonial India and displays an attractive, utilitarian aesthetic. It is rare to see an example, which not only is in excellent condition, but also completely original.
The box features a rich teak 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 truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the office to the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.
This Anglo-Indian Victorian colonial / campaign teak writing box in excellent original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no missing compartments to the box interior and the letter rack is original. The box features its original external working outer lock, to the front, with a working key. The drawer is hand dovetailed, teak lined and retains its original brass handle & escutcheon, with original working lock and working key. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. The box has been cleaned and French polished in our workshop, therefore it now boasts a lovely colour and patination to the timber. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 28.1cm or 11”
Width = 53.5cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Depth = 37cm or 14½” or 1ft 2½”
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