19 May 2005
THE SUN FIRE OFFICE GREEN-PAINTED WROUGHT-IRON STRONG-BOX
Inscribed in gilt 'SUN FIRE OFFICE, LONDON', with carrying handles, the interior with an elaborate engraved steel locking mechanism signed 'Robt. Piebe', the underside of the top inscribed in paint '96', with two holes to the base, decoration refreshed
15 in. (38.2 cm.) high; 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (41.8 cm.) deep
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Charles Povey (d.1743), the founder of the Sun Fire Office refers in an advertisement of 1708 to funds kept in 'the chest'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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