Antique Anglo-Indian Victorian Campaign Teak Waterfall Stationery Writing Box / Letter Rack (Circa 1880)

GBP 445.00

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Object Description

This is a good quality antique Anglo-Indian Victorian campaign teak waterfall stationery box, with small proportions, circa 1880, in excellent original condition.

Summary:
• Item: Stationery box
• Period: Victorian
• Circa: 1890
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid teak
• Sloped front
• Locking doors
• Original working lock, with working key
• Hinged top rail
• Original brass hinges
• “Waterfall” design
• 16 total internal compartments
• 2 inkwell compartments
• 1 compartment with pen tray lid
• Moulded plinth
• Lovely original colour and patination
• Excellent condition
• Excellent quality
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Description:
This is a good quality antique Anglo-Indian Victorian campaign teak waterfall stationery box, with small proportions, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Constructed of top-quality solid teak, it is heavy in weight, which is always a sign of quality. The box comprises a hinged top rail, above a sloped front formed by two locking doors; the right-hand door retains its original working lock, with working key, while the left-hand door retains its original brass loop, which allows it to be secured shut via a hook mounted to the interior. The doors and top rail all retain their original brass hinges. The doors open to reveal a sloped bank of a total of 16 compartments, including two inkwell slots and a compartment which includes a lid that also serves as a pen tray. With both doors fully open, the hinged top rail can then be lifted up to allow access to the rearmost, full-width compartment. The interior is able to be configured to the user’s wishes, as all the compartment dividers are removable. Below, the box comprises a low, flat front and the box rests on a moulded plinth. This box is ideal for storing various articles of stationery, including paper, envelopes, pens, pencils and also has provision for two inkwells (ink pots are not provided – these are usually purchased with the ink contained within them). It could even serve as a general tidy around the home or office.

This stationery box features a rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the office, hallway or living room. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional.

Dimensions:
Height = 30.7cm or 12⅛” or 1ft ⅛”
Width = 43.7cm or 17¼” or 1ft 5¼”
Depth = 27.3cm or 10¾”

Price:
The price for this item is £445, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at www.yolagray.com for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This is a good quality antique Anglo-Indian Victorian campaign teak waterfall stationery box, with small proportions, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The doors and top rail all retain their original brass hinges. The right-hand door retains the original working lock, with working key, while the left-hand door retains the original brass loop, which attaches to the original hook to the interior. The pen tray compartment lid is original and complete. There is provision for two ink well but ink pots are not provided (these are usually purchased with the ink contained within them). The box rests on its original moulded plinth. As the box boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic rich mahogany colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.

Object Details

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Organsdale Farm
Kelsall
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0SR
United Kingdom

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