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Antique Melliship & Harris Safe Box

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Category
Maker / Retailer
Reference
81770
Height
4 1/4" (10.5 cm)
Width
6 1/1" (17.5 cm)
Depth
4 1/2" (11.5 cm)
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.
Height
4 1/4" (10.5 cm)
Width
6 1/1" (17.5 cm)
Depth
4 1/2" (11.5 cm)
Period
Late 19th Century.
Medium
Leather on Softwood
Origin
England
Signed
Melliship & Harris, 111 Westbourne Grove, London
Exhibitions
The Sundowners