• Item: Writing / Jewellery Box
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid teak
• Original steel side carrying handles
• Original heart shape iron key escutcheon
• Internal compartments and lift-out tray
• Internal secret compartment
• Original working locks & keys
• Original moulded frieze & bracket feet
• Lovely original 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 teak writing / jewellery box, circa 1870, in good original condition. It would also be useful as a vanity, jewellery or sewing box. The box features a teak outer frameand features the original outer lock, which is in good working order. There is also a key, which inserts into the original heart shaped iron key escutcheon. The interior boasts eight small pigeon hole compartments, with lift off lids, which incorporate brass loop handles. In the centre of the box is a secret compartment beneath, which retains its original working brass lever lock (with key). The underside of the lid features shaped support bars, ideal for storing letters. The sides of the box are decorated with the original steel carrying handles. The box is raised on a moulded plinth, with a shaped frieze on small bracket feet.
The box features a rich oxblood teak 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 the interior 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 locks, with working keys. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 25.9cm or 10⅛”
Width = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Depth = 32.8cm or 13” or 1ft 1”
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