Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence. | ANTIQUES.CO.UK |

Have you got an antiques.co.uk seller account?

Login forgotten password
Menu
search now
    Antiques Magazine with Iain Brunt
    Antiques You Tube Account

    Find Us On Facebook

    Instagram



    Signup with Ronati

    #10061 a small ‘wickwar’ early george v red leather despatch box. the committee of imperial defence.

    Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.
    • Antique #10061 A Small ‘Wickwar’ Early George V Red Leather Despatch Box. The Committee of Imperial Defence.

    gerald mathias fine antique boxes

    Enquire about this antique

    Gerald Mathias Fine Antique Boxes has 43 antiques for sale.
    click here to see them all


    Wickwar & Co. 11 York Street, London SW.
    A Red Morocco Leather Despatch Box of small size dated 1913 and numbered 15, the lid stamped with the Royal Insignia of King George V and 'COMMITTEE OF IMPERIAL DEFENCE'* with a brass swing side handle and a four lever secure lock & key. The black leather lined interior has raised sides and stabilising studs.

     
    Despatch Boxes were used as a secure way of sending government papers to all parts of the world. They would have undergone rough treatment often to and from fields of battle in wartime. The old adage 'been through the wars,' exactly describes why you often find them in battered condition.
    *The Committee of Imperial Defence was an important ad hoc part of the Government of the United Kingdom and the British Empire from just after the Second Boer War until the start of the Second World War. It was responsible for research, and some co-ordination, on issues of military strategy.
    The committee was established in 1904 by Arthur Balfour, then British Prime Minister, following the recommendations of the Elgin Committee, chaired by Lord Elgin. It was intended as an advisory committee for the Prime Minister, one that would be small and flexible; it replaced the Cabinet's 'weak and informal' Defence Committee (set up in 1902), which had usually only met during periods of crisis.

    Width (cm):
    30.5
    Height (cm):
    9
    Depth (cm):
    19
    Price: £2,750.00

    Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.

    Buy now with paypal
    Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discovery, Paypal payment methods
    Make an Offer
    Anyvan

    Gerald Mathias Fine Antique Boxes

    Website:www.geraldmathias.com Dealer in fine Georgian and Victorian antique wooden & leather boxes. Stock includes Country House Post Letter Boxes, Despatch Boxes, Stationery Cabinets, Jewellery Boxes, as well as Victorian office, desk & library accessories. .

    Contact details

    Gerald Mathias Fine Antique Boxes
    The Old Cinema
    160 Chiswick High Road
    Chiswick
    Greater London
    W4 1PR
    UNITED KINGDOM
    T: 020 8995 4166 Mobile: 07927534899
    E: gm@geraldmathias.com
    W: www.geraldmathias.com

    gerald mathias fine antique boxes

    To enquire about or make an offer on this antique simply fill in the form below and we'll send your enquiry on to gerald mathias fine antique boxes

    Gerald Mathias Fine Antique Boxes has 43 antiques for sale.
    click here to see them all

    Subscribe to our Newsletter!

    Keep up to date with all the happenings in the antiques world, delivered straight into your inbox with our regular newsletter!

    We won't sell or use your email address for anything except sending you our newsletter. For more information on our privacy policy, please click here.