• Item: Box
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid teak
• Moulded top and plinth
• Original brass strap hinges
• Original brass carrying handles
• Original working lock & key
• Single internal compartment
• No missing parts
• Stunning original colour
• Original polish & patination
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns period
This is a large rustic colonial military teak campaign writing box, circa 1860, possibly used by the British Raj or military, in good original condition. Constructed of solid teak, the lid features an elegant thumb-moulded edge, which is echoed on the base. The box opens up to reveal a single compartment, with the original two large brass strap hinges holding the lid in place. The interior of the box is clean and boasts a lovely, distinct lavender oil aroma. The box also retains its original brass carrying handles and working lever lock (with working key). This item is a truly classic example from the Victorian period in colonial India. The box is well constructed and completely original. The box could be used to store jewellery, makeup, sewing materials or paperwork.
The box features a warm red brown 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 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 interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The item retains its original brass carrying handles and original internal brass strap hinges, with original working lever lock and working key. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. There are no missing compartments to the box. The hinges are also in good working order. The interior is dry and clean. The box retains its original patination, therefore boasts a stunning colour. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 10.8cm or 4¼”
Width = 56.7cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Depth = 37.5cm or 14¾” or 1ft 2¾”
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