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Despatch Box from the Household of Queen Victoria

This is a unique and rare opportunity to own an important Victorian red morocco leather despatch box of very large proportions; featuring chamfered top gold tooled with the British royal coat of arms, flanked by the V.R royal insignias of Queen Victoria beneath her crown. The front and rear of the box are decorated with a triptych consisting of two V.R insignias and a central diamond-shaped design. The two sides also feature the V.R insignia and are mounted with bronze swing handles. All the surfaces are framed with multiple foliate and floral tooled borders. The box is fitted with a Bramah patent lock, stamped S. Mordan & Co. Patent, Warranted, and it retains its original key. The green leather lined interior has raised sides and a foliate design decorating the inner rim. There is a lattice work of ribbon inside the lid.

Dimensions: H: 54.5cm W: 36.6cm D: 26.5cm

Weight: 7kg

Price, excluding VAT and postage and packaging: £16,250.00 GBP

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