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Pillar Box Desk-Piece

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A fine and rare desk piece modelled as a Victorian post box. The top is a lid, enamelled with a compass design and a flap for 'LETTERS', lifting to reveal a sprung candle holder. The plinth base swings open to reveal an ormolu mounted glass inkwell, engraved around with the retailer's details, 'LEUCHARS, 38 PICCADILLY', the door,set with a silver plated panel finely engraved with posting rates and times of collection, opens to reveal a match holder and striker, a button can be pulled around to present a frame to hold calendar cards. 

 

English circa 1870.

 

6.5 inches high.

 

Item Code: 2988

£ 2650

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