Category: Other Travel Items
A mahogany Strong Box with 3 locks to the top.
The box has a removable bank of 3 drawers with an early, flush campaign handle to the top to lift them out. Each drawer has an unusual, flat brass knob handle set into a recess on the drawer facia so that it is flat with the front. They also have a tramline mould cut into the facia. The bank of drawers are to the left side of the interior and held in place by a divider board, leaving a larger, plain storage area to the right. The trunk also has a drawer to the base, which can be opened separately. The top of the trunk has cleated sides and a reeded moulding; its set on 3 large hinges for extra strength. The gilt brass carrying handles are a good size and the drawer has a replaced swan neck handle. The top is fitted with a large lock to the front and a smaller lock to each side for added security.
This is an interesting, large Georgian box but has no evidence as to who may have owned it. It may have been a single owner or perhaps 3 different people held a key for each lock, if it was used by a group. Early 19th Century.