Antique Victorian Oak Tabletop Letter Box with Enamel Ceramic Inlay Panels c1890

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Antique Victorian Oak Tabletop Letter Box with Enamel Ceramic Inlay Panels c1890

Antique Victorian Oak Tabletop Letter Box with Enamel Ceramic Inlay Panels c1890

Circa 1890

An impressive late 19th century country house oak letter box unit.
The box has been beautifully hand carved with a number of different motifs.
The box has a central divider and two postal sections - one carved with 'Answered' and the other 'Unanswered'.

The oak box has turned column style corners and rests upon four small oval shaped oak feet.
Both sides have glazed panels to allow the owner to see if there is mail inside.

The box has two inlaid ceramic panels that have been beautifully hand painted in an enamel blue and white.

Complete with key and working lock, plus a nice silk key tassel.
A great item, perfect to add that antique charm to any office or entrance hall.

26.5cm X 14.5cm
Height 17cm

Condition - Very good.
The key does operate the lock but there is bit of a knack to it - I would highly recommend getting used to it first with the box lid open before actually shutting the lid and locking it.

Item No. 5318

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