Description & Technical information

A very fine quality and unusual early 19th century brass mounted desk correspondence box, having a hinged locked lid with two letter slots with brass plaques engraved answered and unanswered respectively with a flush fitting lifting handle to the centre, above a cross veneered frame with brass stringing and pierced brass panels to all four sides, lined in a beige fabric on the inside.

Note: Brass mounted letter boxes are very rare. Most correspondence boxes of this period are made solely of rosewood, sometimes with brass line.

Date:  1815
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Brass mounted rosewood
Dimensions: 14 x 24.2 x 18.5 cm (5¹/₂ x 9¹/₂ x 7¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Furniture