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Walnut Trinity House Box

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Reference
500095
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
25.5 cm (10")
Depth
13.5 cm (5 1/4")
Walnut trinity house box with chevron bordered naive inlay image of a ship with "Cork" written on the hull.

This box has a patterned paper-lined interior with a painting of a girl attached to the underside of the lid.

Comes complete with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Trinity house boxes were made by Lighthouse keepers who served the lighthouse service in the late 19th century. The story goes these nautical ship boxes were made to sell to Captains & Ships crews via the Trinity house Service. Most you see are inlaid with Tea clippers, Lighthouses, flags, all kinds of marquetry, parquetry and simple stringing and inlays. They were made as tea caddies, work/sewing boxes, money boxes, writing boxes and storage boxes. All of them we have found are made out of solid pine that was nailed and glued with butt joints and then veneered in Walnut, Mahogany & Rosewood. The inside lids of these trinity house boxes were in most cases decorated in velvet or paper with an ornate card border and most tend to have a coloured printed card of, animals, birds, flags, etc and most probably chosen by the buyer to add a personal touch to the piece.

All our items come with an authentication certificate with image, 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.
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
25.5 cm (10")
Depth
13.5 cm (5 1/4")
Period
Victorian
Year
Circa 1880
Medium
Walnut
Country
United Kingdom