• Item: Writing / Jewellery Box
• Circa: 1860
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Mahogany
• Profuse brass strapping to exterior
• Brass lock plaque
• Hinges in good working order
• Internal compartments and lift-out tray
• Working lock & key
• Lovely colour & patination
• No missing parts
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns period
This is a good quality mid-size colonial military campaign mahogany writing box, circa 1860, in good original condition. It would also be useful as a vanity, jewellery or sewing box. The box boasts profuse brass straps to all outer sides and features the original lock, which is in good working order. There is also a key, which inserts into a rectangular brass escutcheon. The interior boasts nine compartments. The compartments form a tray which lifts out to reveal a secret compartment beneath. Much of the interior is constructed for easy removal. The sides of the box attractive half moon brass handles with oval shaped floral decorated escutcheons.
The box features a rich brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.
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.
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, including brass strapping but nothing significant considering the age of the item. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. There are no missing compartments to the box. The box retains its original working lock, with a working key. The hinges are also in good working order. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 12cm or 4¾”
Width = 42.8cm or 16⅞” or 1ft 4⅞”
Depth = 27.4cm or 10¾”
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