This wooden box is made from solid oak, has an attractive rectangular shape, and dates from the Victorian or Edwardian period. The box is structurally sound with the carcase being jointed together with handmade dovetails in the traditional manner.
To the sides are two brass carrying handles and the top has a brass inset. The box is hinged with brass box hinges with WT & S IMPROVED stamped on them, has a brass lock with a key and tassel that works the lock well. The interior has part marbled paper (there is some missing especially to the rim of the lid), and replacement baise to the lid. There are traces of sealing wax on the lid and round the brass escutcheon indicating that valuable items were stored and transported in this box. Seals were a traditional way of making sure the contents of the boxes were not interfered with, if the seal was not broken.This box has R & S Garrard & Co CROWN GOLDSMITHS & JEWELLERS 25, HAYMARKET, LONDON, inset in brass into the top front edge of the interior of the box, which dates the box between 1884 to 1909. Garrard's have been in existence from the eighteenth century, and were the crown jewellers restoring and making jewellery for the British royal family, amongst others.
The box has been cleaned and waxed to enhance the patina of the wood. There is wear to the box of knocks, scratches, and marks, which is to be expected with items of such age, which adds to its character (please see photographs). The antique oak box measures approximately 425 mm (16 3/4") wide, 287 mm (11 5/16") deep, and 325 mm (12 13/16) tall. This is an interesting historical item that is difficult to find with such provenance. It would make a good addition to a collection of items associated with R & S Garrard & Co, or a business based in or anyone living in the Haymarket area of London, or as a storage box in its own right.The item "Antique Oak Wooden Box Garrard & Co London key lock jewelry trunk handle strong" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "rjk46wooden" and is located in Folkestone.
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