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Georgian Red Leather Scroll Box


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Boxes

A red leather on softwood Georgian Scroll Box.

This box is profusely decorated with tooled lines of leaves around each edge along with diagonal lines and the GR cipher below a crown. Even the base of the is tooled. There is also the remains of sealing wax in three places to the top. The box has two swing hooks and a lock with oval brass escutcheon plate. The key is missing. The interior is lined in paper with a light blue wash.

This box would have originally held a scroll for a Royal investiture, award or knighthood. The leather has developed a good deep red colour and the tooling to the underside is certainly unusual. There is no evidence as to who the box belonged to. Early 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 10.5cm x W 72cm x D 10.5cm
    H 4" x W 28¼" x D 4"

  • Period: Early 19th Century
  • Medium: Leather on softwood
  • Country: England
  • Signed: GR
  • Style: Dispatch Box
  • Condition: Some wear but generally good. Key missing.
  • Reference Number: 82197