Category: Other Travel Items
A leather hide Box stamped to the top Lord DeRos.
The box is lined in a red velvet and has a securing strap as well as a brass lock. Given its lined in velvet, it may be the box was meant to hold some form of instrument. It's likely to have belonged to Lieut. Colonel Dudley Charles FitzGerald-de Ros, 24th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, KP, KCVO. He steadily purchased his ranks in the 1st Life Guards eventually becoming a breveted Colonel in 1864. He retired on half pay in 1872. De Ros was equerry to Prince Albert and later Queen Victoria. He died in 1907. Late 19th Century.