Circa 1870 Victorian English Calamander Letterbox

$633.00

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Description

Circa 1870 Victorian English Calamander Letterbox. This beautiful letterbox has bronze cartouches and gorgeous turquoise decals. Originally used as a receptacle for receiving incoming mail. It has a royal purple velvet lining that adds to the overall elegance of the box. Calamander wood is a valuable wood from Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. It is a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very heavy and hard. It would be the perfect piece for storing priceless treasures and love letters.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions L 4 x W 8 x H 6 in
Style / Period

Victorian

Year / Century

1870

Place of Origin

England

Material

Bronze and Calamander

Condition

In good condition for its age. Old European lock does not work. The front left lower corner has a chip on the lacquer near the bottom of the lid. The varnish is peeling in some places and there is a noticeable chip on the bottom of the box. The box appears to not close completely, due to the calamander shrinking from age, but the metal trim does shut close.

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