Mahogany Desk-Top Security Box


+44 (0)207 7275263

+44 (0)7831 561042


  • £685.00
  • €796 Euro
  • $967 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Mahogany Desk-Top Security Box

A fine drop-front desk-top box made to keep sensitive papers and ledgers secure and yet to hand; the flap secured by a snap-shut Hobb's & Co. lock and with a full width brass hinge. Within is a single shelf to accommodate a book. This case is finished all-round, the back with line detailing to match that around the flap. The mahogany used is well chosen and celebrates the grain; a knot chosen to naturally decorate the top. The craftsmanship is also shown-off by exposing the dove-tail joints and polishing every surface, (with the exception of the base), something of a precursor to the decorative functionality promoted by the Cotswold Movement into the 20th century. 12 3/8 in x 9 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in


19th Century

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Telephone: +44 (0)207 7275263

Mobile: +44 (0)7831 561042


111 Portobello Road,
W11 2DY
United Kingdom


Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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