|A lovely example of a miniature cylindrical post box with hexagon lobed dome carved top. The front has a brass letter plate and glass panel with collections times on the front of the lockable door.|
The base has a drawer and brass swing-handle. We presume this wonderful piece would have been in a large country house, emptied each day by the servant and taken to the post office.
Prior to the introduction of street letter boxes in the UK in 1853, a letter would be posted by taking it to a receiving house or person known as the Bellman, who donned a uniform and walked the streets ringing a bell to alert people of his presence.
Comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
|Lot ID: 406|
|Low Estimate: GBP 4,500|
|High Estimate: GBP 6,750|
|Next Bid: GBP 2,250|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
|Sale Terms: View here|
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|Location of Origin: Various|
|Medium/Materials: wood, brass, glass|
|Dimensions: Width 7.50 in (19.05 cm) Depth 7.50 in (19.05 cm) Height 15 in (38.10 cm)|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Decorative Works of Art : Boxes / Trunks|
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|Offered By:||BADA Antiques Auction : 413 Lots : July 14,2016 : 10AM EST|
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