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    Early English walnut writing box

    Early English walnut writing box

    $3,900 (approx conversion from £2950)

    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: 9.5cm  (3.7")H: 1.5cm  (0.6")D: 5cm  (2")
    17th Century


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