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Large Georgian Strong Box

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Reference
82319
Height
15 1/2" (39.5 cm)
Width
22 1/4" (56.5 cm)
Depth
14 3/4" (37.5 cm)
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.
Height
15 1/2" (39.5 cm)
Width
22 1/4" (56.5 cm)
Depth
14 3/4" (37.5 cm)
Period
Early 19th Century
Medium
Mahogany
Origin
England
Exhibitions
Departure of the 6th
Condition
Drawer handle replaced. Butterfly patch to bottom drawer from bank with replaced handle. Some hard infill wax to area around teeth of main lock.