of all a warm welcome to our new subscribers, and as always thank you
all for taking the time to read our fortnightly newsletter.
again a great response to our previous newsletter with sales across the board, huge thanks for your support and custom. Another thank you for your comments and feedback, which we always welcome. Several of you have taken advantage of our LAYAWAY payment process; making what would normally be outreach purchases more affordable. For more details, please
contact us here email@example.com
The wonderful Pear Caddy we invited offers
on was snapped up almost immediately! The generous buyer was also kind
enough to send us some pictures of the caddy happily nestled in with his
Feedback is always welcome as we are very
passionate about the items we sell. (Sometimes Mark is a bit too
passionate and needs his arm twisting to let things go!)
Campaign, Military and Travel
is a particular style of Antique boxes known as Campaign. The
difference these have from other antique boxes, is that these items
would be adapted for travel.
These would be made more robust with additional
brass brackets to ensure they had that added strength for life on the
road or the sea. They would usually be the sort of items that would be
handy whilst travelling.
Letters were the main communication method
whilst on the move, which is why Writing boxes were always important. So
a good Writing Box would be essential for long travel - especially
Many Campaign Writing boxes have turn down
screws so you could fix the writing surface to a flat surface. This
would help your witing surface stay in place just in case your vessel
encountered rough seas! In addition to this, they would often have brass
facings with a rebate - which made unwanted access to the box much more
Now onto The Apothecary Box - another
important box for travelling. This box was for the doctors on the move,
so they could take the essentials with them. These robust boxes would
help to keep the contents safe - which was very important as they would
often be full of glass jars containing all manner of potions and
These boxes were of the utmost importance in
allowing doctors to travel to those that needed care. They would also
play a huge part in military campaigns which would often see triages
moving with the lines of combat.
Which leads us on another variant of
Campaign box - The Military Box. These would be much more robust in
design; often made of solid wood, however slightly less decorative in
style than the others as they were definitely made for function over
form. Along with the essentials of Apothecary and Writing boxes, the
Military boxes would often contain decanters - for the higher ranks to
have a nip of brandy or whiskey whilst surveying the battlefield!
This idea of being able to take a drink with
you wasn't just confined to the Military. Decanter boxes were hugely
popular. These would usually be a solid mahogany dovetailed carcass to
ensure the contents would be protected, but being more of a luxury item,
they would often be veneered in more exotic and eye catching woods.
So you have your decanter box for the odd
snifter whilst on your travels, a writing box to stay in touch and
perhaps keep a journal of your adventure, what more could you need?
Well, a Vanity Box of course! To be looking your best at all times, and
the vanity box would cater to this very need. Fitted with items for hair
care, manicures, makeup and perfume. Everything one could want to look
their best whilst travelling.
As travel was very much an upper class pursuit, these vanity boxes were the height of luxury. Made with engraved precious metals and the most exotic woods making them the must have luxury travel accessory.
Here is a selection of some of our most recent additions.
are listening to your feedback and appreciate some items are a little
out of reach, so we are now accepting layaway payment methods.
Contact us for more details about the item you'd like to purchase. firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0) 1604 863979
Walker & Hall Inkwell
Antique Tulipwood Glove Box
Antique Writing Box
Hexagonal Tea Caddy
Antique iPad Box
Hausburg Jewellery Box
Baccarat Ice Bucket
Rosewood Jewellery Box
Hukin & Heath Decanter
Russian Carved Bone Casket
Mulberry Jewellery Box
Apple Tea Caddy
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Mark helping with another project was asked by Ronati for an online
video produced by them for them and us to use where ever we want. Mark's
first to say he has a face for Radio and hates cameras, so if you want
to cringe with Mark please take a peek.
This video comes with an isolation hairstyle warning! ..
A WARNING ABOUT FAKES!
More and more of us are shopping online during these times, which has
unfortunately seen a surge in rogues out there keen to prise you of your
hard-earned money. Please be careful when buying antiques online, fakers have been extremely busy and making lots of money!
So many flaws hidden by clever photography, added inlays, period caddies re-veneered and turned into what appear to be rare unusual designs - these unscrupulous fraudsters giving us dealers a bad name!
So please, do your homework thoroughly on the person/dealer and the item you are looking to buy.
I am happy to give my opinion and will not charge you for my time
especially if you're a customer of ours. I do this for many of my
collectors, after all, I am as keen as you to help build the best
collection money can buy.
WE ARE OPEN AGAIN....!
Following government guidelines we can now open
our showroom, this is as always by appointment only. All government
guidelines have been taken to make sure your visit is safe. However our
online services are still the best way of purchasing.
Certain postal restrictions in place due to the coronavirus. Prior
to purchasing, if you are uncertain of any postal restrictions where
you live please get in contact and we will look into it for you.
brochure can be viewed by clicking on the image below. A complimentary
copy will be sent with all purchases. Please contact us if anything is
WEBSITE & ONLINE PAYMENTS
now accept payments for items online! So if you see something you like
please go ahead and purchase the item before it gets snapped up!!
This can be done by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button on the item you would like to purchase.
Then click on the shopping cart icon at the
top of the page and click on "proceed to checkout" button on the
can also be made by bank transfer, paypal, or by credit/debit card
through a telephone call to our office on +44 (0) 1604 863979. Please
bare in mind that the facility to deliver an item to an address other
than that of the registered card-holder is only available for existing
SEARCH & SOURCE SERVICE
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