c19th angloindian brassbound teak travelling writingcorrespondence box

C19th Anglo-Indian brass-bound teak travelling writing/correspondence box.



Item Ref

MLPS 1411


C19th Anglo-Indian brass-bound teak travelling writing/correspondence box. Exceptional quality heavy-weight brass-bound teak box with multiple brass strapping, corners and re-inforcements , together with decorative brass-inlaid design . The interior with brass string inlay to numerous hinged and ring-handled compartments, trays, hidden 'secret' drawers and sections, together with lift-out centre pen-tray and internal 'well'. The interior lid fitted as a letter/document rack. Fitted with an English brass lock (stamped VR with crown , "Secure Lever") together with original key. The front with decorative brass-inlaid floral panel and star motifs , the sides fitted with heavy-gauge brass 'swan-neck' carrying handles with stops.
Good rich colour and patina , all complete with no damage or losses.
Probably custom-made as a Military campaign officer's piece, or supplied to an official of the governing classes or officer of the East India Company.
W 19"
D 10"
H 11"
India c. 1860
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Internal Ref: MLPS 1411


Height = 27.9401 cm (11")
Width = 48.2601 cm (19")
Depth = 25.4001 cm (10")

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