This is a fine quality antique English Victorian oak stationery box, circa 1900, in excellent original condition. Ideal for storing stationery and letters on an office desk / writing table.
• Item: Stationery Box
• Circa: 1900
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Hinged fall
• Original calendar window re-order paper
• Original cut glass ink well
• Pen aperture tray
• Six pigeon holes / letter trays
• Original brass hinges
• Two pull out drawers
• Scribe carved exterior
• Original brass handle & escutcheon to drawer
• Working lock & key
• Original colour
• Lovely colour & patination
• No missing parts
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian oak stationery box, circa 1900, in excellent original condition. Ideal for storing stationery and letters on an office desk / writing table. The exterior of the stationery cabinet comprises a moulded hinged lid, decorated with scribe moulding and leaf scribe carvings in all four corners. The lid opens to reveal a transparent window which housed the original calendars. The calendar window re-order paper instructions are still present, which read “Fuller & Jackson, 6 Grocers’ Hall Court, Poultry, London, E. C. Price 4d per set, per post 4½d”. The front, which is also hinged, retains the original working brass lever lock (with working key), folds down to reveal the interior comprising the original two cut glass ink wells and pen aperture tray on the top level. Below, are six pigeon holes / letter trays, of various widths, for storing mail and paperwork. Further below are two oak-lined drawers retaining the original brass drop handles; ideal for storing smaller items. The stationery box sits on a flush, straight plinth.
This Victorian stationery box is a truly classic example from the late Victorian / Edwardian period in England and displays an attractive, utilitarian aesthetic. It is rare to see an example, which not only is in excellent condition, but also completely original.
The letter box boasts a mellow golden oak colour. As the Victorian writing box boasts the original polish, it has a lovely mellow colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This truly is a beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition.
This oak writing box would look superb in a variety of rooms from the office to the bedroom. The oak writing box would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian oak stationery box, circa 1900, in excellent original condition. Ideal for storing stationery and letters on an office desk / writing table. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no missing compartments to the box interior and the letter rack is original. The box features its original external working outer lock, to the front, with a working key. The drawer is hand dovetailed, teak lined and retains its original brass handle & escutcheon, with original working lock and working key. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. The stationery box has been cleaned and wax-polished in our workshop, therefore it now boasts a lovely colour and patination to the timber. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 25.3cm or 10”
Width = 27.1cm or 10⅝”
Depth = 17.2cm or 6¾”
The price for this item is £445, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit
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Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567
Customers outside the UK should call:
Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567
Email: [email protected]
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.
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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.
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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.