Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box
Rare Miniature Oak Post Box

Rare Miniature Oak Post Box

c. 1870 United Kingdom

Offered by Hampton Antiques

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A lovely example of a miniature cylindrical post box with hexagon lobed dome carved top. The front has a brass letter plate and glass panel with collections times on the front of the lockable door.
The base has a drawer and brass swing-handle. We presume this wonderful piece would have been in a large country house, emptied each day by the servant and taken to the post office.

Prior to the introduction of street letter boxes in the UK in 1853, a letter would be posted by taking it to a receiving house or person known as the Bellman, who donned a uniform and walked the streets ringing a bell to alert people of his presence.

Comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £65
International £85

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Dimensions
Height 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
Width 7.50 inch (19.05 cm)
Depth 7.50 inch (19.05 cm)
Medium
Wood, Brass, Glass
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Towcester
Northamptonshire
England

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