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Brass bound leather trunk by Handford

Code: 405D     Dimensions:W 14" (35.6 cm)H 6" (15.2 cm)D 10" (25.4 cm)

£1,250.00
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An early 19th. Century Brass Bound Black Leather campaign box, the hinged top with an inset brass handle, the front with a Bramah lock and key above  a brass plaque bearing the maker’s name, address and the Royal Coat of Arms.

“Handfords patent trunk No 6 Strand London”

Circa 1840

Price :£ 1,250-00p.

Lit:  Nicholas Brawer: `British Campaign Furniture`

p180 which dates the Trunk c1835/50 second quarter of the c19th).

 

Note: The overlapping brass strips along the edges of the lid sre designed to form a waterproof seal making the box sea worthy. Two locating lugs set in the front corners of the inside of the lid give the box additional strength and a pair of brass quadrant stays allow the lid to stay open at 90 degrees. The Bramah lock retains the original key.

Brass bound leather trunk by Handford
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