• Item: Writing box
• Circa: 1880
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Mahogany
• Simple brass strapping to exterior
• Brass side handles
• Circular shaped ebonised style lock escutcheon
• Hinges in perfect working order
• Multiple internal compartments
• 2 lift-out trays, concealing hidden compartments
• Working lock & key
• Rich colour & patination
• No missing parts
• Original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns period
This is a good quality large rustic colonial solid mahogany writing box, circa 1880, in good original condition. The outer box boasts brass strapping to all four the corners to the box and lid, with brass side handles. The front of the box features a circular shaped ebonised style lock escutcheon. The box includes the original working lock, with a working key. The interior boasts multiple open compartments; there is a large central tray, which lifts out to reveal a secret compartment below, which is ideal for storing jewellery or sewing equipment. A second, smaller lift-out tray sits in the top-left corner, concealing a further compartment underneath. Much of the interior is constructed for easy removal. This item is a truly classic example from the late Victorian period in colonial India. It is well constructed and completely original.
The box features a warm red brown 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 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 piece of furniture.
The box is in good original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box and brass strapping, and interior (ink stains), but nothing significant considering the age of the item. This item is completely original. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. There are no missing compartments to the box. There is no missing brass strapping. The box features its original working lock, with a working key. The hinges are also in good working order. The interior is dry and clean. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 15.4cm or 6”
Width = 45.6cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
Depth = 30.4cm or 12” or 1ft
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