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Brass Edged Cavalry Box


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Boxes

A brass edged, mahogany Cavalry Box with brass facia plate and unused shaped engraving plate to the top.

Although similar to many cavalry dressing boxes with a removable mirror fitted to the top with dividers for tools behind and hinged to the short side, this example differs a little to most. Instead of a swing out tray that then allows access to the tools held below, this box has a lift up tray than can then be used separately to the box. Below the tray there are dividers topped with a rounded ebony moulding. Most are empty but one contains a removable box with slide lid and another has a lift out tin for soap etc. The top tray is cut to hold specific tools including 2 razors with bone handles, one of which is marked J. Binghams whilst the other is marked Superior Cast Steel, a pair of boot pulls, an ox bow hook, tweezers and 2 pairs of scissors one of which at least is a replacement.

This is a good looking Cavalry Box with a fine cut of mahogany used for the top. Early 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 8cm x W 13cm x D 26cm
    H 3" x W 5" x D 10.15"

  • Period: Early 19th Century
  • Medium: Mahogany
  • Country: England
  • Style: Campaign Box
  • Exhibition: Departure of the 6th
  • Condition: Mirror glass replaced. Some tools missing.
  • Reference Number: 82140