Period: Late Nineteenth Century
Width: 9.25 inches
Depth: 4.5 inches
Height: 5 inches
Marked ‘Post and Delivery’, the brass front plate is attractively pierced with quatrefoil motifs with five turned bands of oak under, sitting on a lower skirt base.
The structural condition is good with the oak showing no signs of infestation, though there is wear to the brass work plate.
This would have been a postal box for private use in a large Victorian house or establishment such as a surgery or other small business and is a charming throwback to when letters were an integral part of day-to-day life.
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