fine quality early c19th regency period rosewood correspondence or letterbox desktop casket

Fine quality early C19th Regency period rosewood correspondence or letter-box desktop casket.



Item Ref

ML 1710


Fine quality early C19th Regency period rosewood correspondence or letter-box desktop casket.
Smart rosewood casket fitted with original brass lock and steel loop-handle key together with brass hinges , the hinged lid having double slots for correspondence , letters or ballot slips. The lid fitted with a central turned rosewood knob handle and with a carved 'reel' edge surround.
The polished interior with a fitted vertical division.
Of open 'grill' or lattice-work free-standing design and raised upon compressed bun feet . The lower edge also with a carved 'reel' moulding.
In excellent original condition with a rich patina to the well-selected figured rosewood.
H 6"
W 10"
D 5"
England c. 1815
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1710


Height = 15 cm (6")
Width = 25 cm (10")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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