Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Brass Writing Box by Henry Trussell of Brighton (2920)
A mid 19th century Victorian period writing box. It is of dome top form with decorative brass mounts and a carry handle. It is made from burr walnut and has detailed figuring and a mid gloss sheen. The interior has dividers and two small boxes with brass mounts for stamps and matches. The inside of the lid is lined with ruches blue silk which appears original. It has a brass lock with key (working).
Along the back ledge is an engraved brass plaque for Trussell 16 & 17 East Strt Brighton. Henry Trussell was recorded as a stationer, dress and writing case maker, so it is very nice to be able to tie this down to the precise maker. Henry Trussell was listed in Folthorp's 1859 guide to Brighton and also dealt in leather goods and prints.
Presents nicely as seen. Normal age related minor surface flaws, some natural flaws in the wood. Some wear to interior, dividers somewhat loose. Lock working well.
Height: 16 cm ( 6 1/4 inch )
Width: 22 cm ( 8 5/8 inch )
Weight: 1050 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2920 FB22-2
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