Regency Red Leather & Brass Workbox With Secret Compartment.

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A Regency period red leather and brass workbox with secret correspondence compartment, c.1810-20. 

For a similar example see Ralph Edwards & Percy Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniturerevised edition, Vol. I, London 1954, p. 115, fig. 39.

The workbox remains in a wholly original condition with gilt brass mounts, escutcheon and paw feet. The lid opens to reveal a red cloth, leather and gilt stamped interior. A small gilt latch to the top of the inside lid twists to reveal a secret correspondence compartment behind.

The leather shows wear commensurate with age and the two rear paw feet have been pushed down, however the workbox still stands firm and true. 

A scarce piece. 


Width: 28cm

Height: 18cm

Depth: 21cm

Weight: 1.2kg



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