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    Early English walnut writing box

    Early English walnut writing box

    Item details

    Early English boarded writing box, with chip carving extending over the top and to all four sides. The lid opens on a very fine pair of brass strap work hinges to an interior with divisions for writing implements, inkwell and sander. 

    These boxes are frequently dated to the mid 17th century; however this one is inscribed to the base, Charles Bawden July 27 1745, Bawden being a Celtic name that is often associated with Cornwall. One is kept wondering about the relevance of the day and the date and if it is contemporary or added at a later date. 

    For similar, see Victor Chinnery - Oak Furniture The British Tradition, pages 179-181. 

    English, circa 1660 - 1745 

    W: 9.5" (24.1 cm)H: 1.5" (3.8 cm)D: 5" (12.7 cm)
    17th Century


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