London, South Kensington
29 May 2002
A mid Victorian gilt brass bound coromandel writing box, circa 1865
With sloping front and drawer beneath, the ends with swing handles, the angles with inset fleurs-de-lys tipped brackets overall, the interior fitted with compartments, removable document box, ink bottles, pen tray and calender, a hinge inscribed JENNER & KNEWSTUB, MAKERS TO THE QUEEN, 33, ST JAMES'S ST & 66, JERMYN ST. LONDON -- 19IN. (48.3CM.) WIDE
BY REPUTE, ORIGINALLY THE PROPERTY OF SIR MELVILL BEACHCROFT, SOLICITOR TO CHRIST'S HOSPITAL, MASTER OF THE CLOTHWORKER COMPANY AND FIRST CHAIRMAN OF THE METROPOLITAN WATER BOARD.
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