Green Leather Box

Green Leather Box

£285

A green leather on softwood box with brass studwork.

The box has a brass carrying handle to the lid and is lined to the interior with red paper. The box has studs to the edges for both protection and decoration. It has a working key and a plain interior. The box has a stud foot to each corner of the underside and a large blue label noting 'Baggage Calcutta to Marseilles'. This route became more popular with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.

Given the size of the box, it is surprising that it was not packed in a larger trunk or case. The label suggests that it was an independent piece of luggage. A useful storage box in an unusual colour leather and with an unusual colour interior. Circa 1840.

Dimensions:

Height 13.33 cm / 5 "
Width 35.55 cm / 14 "
Depth 23.49 cm / 9 "
Year

Circa 1840

Medium

Leather on Softwood

Country

England

Signed

Luggage Label to Underside

Style

Vintage Luggage

EXHIBITIONS
Furnishing The Empire
Condition

Good. Lock replaced

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