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Antique Melliship & Harris Safe Box

Maker: Melliship & Harris

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Boxes

A small leather on softwood Safe Box with gilt tramline decoration and a brass handle to the top. The interior of the safe has 2 hinged lids marked Gold and Silver; behind the 2 compartments is a well which probably held a now missing Cash Book; to the lid interior there is a pocket marked Notes. The box retains its key. The maker's details of Melliship & Harris, 111 Westbourne Grove, London is stamped in gilt between the 2 hinges. It is known that they produced a similar box in red leather. Late 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 10.5cm x W 17.5cm x D 11.5cm
    H 4" x W 6¾" x D 4½"

  • Period: Late 19th Century.
  • Medium: Leather on Softwood
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Melliship & Harris, 111 Westbourne Grove, London
  • Exhibition: The Sundowners
  • Reference Number: 81770