This is a very rage antique Victorian colonial teak Mandalay box used in the British military in India, circa 1860.
• Circa 1860
• Period Mid Victorian
• Provenance Burma
• Used by a British Army Officer
• Offered as a gift to a loved one
• Profuse brass inlay strapwork
• Original internal mirror
• Original internal carved trays
• Original steel carrying handles
• Original working key
• Original brass escutcheon key hole
• Original brass hinges
• Original flush Brass military handles
• Removable internal hinged trays
• No splits to the box (front, back, sides)
• Rich Mahogany Patina
• Very rare
This is a very rare Burmese Victorian travelling soldiers’ deed box known as a Mandalay box, circa 1860 originating from Colonial India. The box is profusely inset with brass strap work and brass inlay, it has the original steel carrying handles and original working lock and key. It opens to reveal many carved carved teak compartments for storage of precious items together with original mirror and letter rack. Some flowers given by a loved one are still enclosed within these compartments. It would have been used by a soldier attached to the British Raj, in India. The box is completely original and features a rich mahogany patination.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms especially the office, dining room or bedroom and is an ideal place to store make-up, documents or any other possessions. It has a beautiful deep rich patina which has been generated by the years of cleaning and care 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 certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own such a lovely antique item.
Height = 24.5cm or 9¾”
Width = 53.8cm or 1’ 9¼”
Depth = 34.5cm or 1’ 1½”
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