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Black Leather Victorian Writers Box Presented in 1878

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The base plate to the handle has been engraved: Presented to G T Kerrick by the Chipping Sodbury Band of Hope 27th March 1878.

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W-17 H-13 L-25 (cm)

Item Reference:

108851-1537-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 108851-1537-4
Item No. 108851 - Dealer No. 1537 - Building No. 4


A Beautiful Victorian Black Leather Writers Box.

The fall front unlocks to reveal a drawer with original purple velvet lining, paper storage slot and remarkably still has the original holder for the sharpening stone for pencils (no stone).
The top compartment again has the original purple velvet lining pen rest, three compartments with removable lids and an array of various storage slots and compartments.
The lid having the original undamaged multiple ripple pen holder down the centre.
Working lock and key.
Excellent quality brass inset rise and fall handle to the lid.

A beautiful Victorian gift given to someone who must have been held in high regard given the quality.
The base plate to the handle has been engraved:
Presented to G T Kerrick by the Chipping Sodbury Band of Hope 27th March 1878.

The condition is incredibly good given its 100+ year age, the box is solid, the lock works well, and the leather carries light age-related wear to be expected of a used item of this age.


Item Reference
Height: 13 cm
Width: 17 cm
Length: 25 cm
1860 - 1880, C19th (Mid Victorian)
Country of Origin
The condition and wear of this 100+ year old 1878 Writers Box is very good. Please view photos as they form part of the description, more photos can be supplied on request.


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
  • UK Van Delivery by Hand, this applies to furniture, large items or delicate items. This is undertaken by ourselves or by a fully insured van delivery company that is personally known to us. Prices dependant on your location and size/amount of items purchased.

We are able to deliver any item to anywhere in the World, and so for any item/location, we are able to obtain quotes for delivery/shipping.

To make an enquiry call us on 01427 668 389