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Georgian Red Leather Despatch Box

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Reference
82680
Height
8 1/4" (20.95 cm)
Width
17 1/1" (45.7 cm)
Depth
11" (27.93 cm)
A red leather on softwood Georgian Despatch or Document Box.

The box has close stud decoration to all its edges except the bottom at the sides and the back. The studs also offer some protection. The top is held by two iron hinges and has a chamfered edge and a brass carrying handle to the top. It has a brass elongated oval escutcheon plate and working key.

The boards of the box are half an inch in thickness and the interior has additional taller, thin boards fixed to the sides and the front to give a tight fit to the top. The box is lined in faded marbleized paper.

This is a good sized box and the red leather has taken on a rich patina. Early 19th Century.
Height
8 1/4" (20.95 cm)
Width
17 1/1" (45.7 cm)
Depth
11" (27.93 cm)
Period
Early 19th Century.
Medium
Red Leather on Softwood
Origin
England
Style
Antique Despatch Box
Exhibitions
Receiving Orders
Condition
Good, some wear / lifting to leather as to be expected