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Coromandel Stationery Box

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Rare Correspondence/stationery/writing box with sturdy brass edging and carry handles by Edwards & Jones London. Veneered in stunning exotic Coromandel with secret compartments, fittings and stationery that have clearly been loved and used. With secret compartment! Opening this impressive museum... Read More


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Dimensions 18 × 36 × 35 cm
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Rare Correspondence/stationery/writing box with sturdy brass edging and carry handles by Edwards & Jones London. Veneered in stunning exotic Coromandel with secret compartments, fittings and stationery that have clearly been loved and used. With secret compartment!

Opening this impressive museum quality antique correspondence box is not just done by the turn of a key, once unlocked and the key is removed you then need to push the lock barrel with your fingers and thumb to the right-hand side, then the top can be lifted and allows the front to be dropped down showing its splendid A1 Mint condition interior. But keeping the lid in place and stopping it from falling has a clever design. The top right-hand side of the hinge is slightly different unlike the left-hand side, this is because it has another hinged piece that lifts up like a stay to prevent the top from falling back down.

The interior lid has a leather tool pad which houses a letter opener, fountain pen, pencil and scissors. The front leather writing surface has a leather back, which makes for a sturdy writing surface. The lock keep is marked: “Edwards & Jones Makers 161 Regent St.
The main body of this magnificent correspondence writing box features plenty of compartments for storing envelopes and papers. With leather-bound books for storing stamps and one for accounts and addresses which has never been used. The other book is actually a disguised drawer!
On the left-hand side of the open box is a small leather box with a brass handle, which when removed can be opened to reveal a match striker and clever hinged candle holder. Whilst on the other side of the box is an engraved inkwell which sits in its own little drawer.
At the bottom of the box is a lockable drawer which has three padded compartments which are velvet lined. Underneath this drawer is a secret compartment! Removing the drawer allows the base of the void to be slid forwards, revealing its secret compartment.

This quality box comes with a fully working Bramah lock and tasselled key. The key must be pressed into the spring-loaded lock whilst being turned clockwise to unlock, and the barrel of the lock to be slid to the right so the top can be lifted.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

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Dimensions 18 × 36 × 35 cm
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Medium

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Country

SKU 500898