#9917 an unusual mid 19th century morocco leather documents despatch box with drop front by wickwar.
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WICKWAR & CO. 6 POLAND ST. Mnfrs. to H.M. Stationery Office,
An Unusual Mid 19th Century Black Morocco Leather Documents Box with a recessed brass handle at the rear, and a drop front. The front falls forward when two buttons at either side of the interior are pressed. This is the first box of this type I have seen with this feature.It gives you easy access to documents even when the box is closed. The black leather lined interior has raised sides & contains a removable desk tidy, pen tray and ink bottle. Inside the lid a trellis of leather straps keeps small papers etc. in order. On the right side a pair of studs gives the box extra rigidity in the event of an impact. The lock is stamped Bramah Patent London and has a replacement key. The maker's details are gold embossed on either side of the lock.
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