Antique1902 Silver William Comyns Leather Bound Letter Box Repousse Angels.
A superb looking desk top,dresser,table box made by William Comyns. Who was one of the finest Victorian silver smiths of his time.
In the late 19th Century supplying Tiffany & Co and the Royal Family.
This stunning looking box of great charm and character is bounded originally in leather but as you can see has developed a lovely worn patina.
Embellished with fine detailed sterling silver repousse angels (after the Reynolds painting).The Rococo style large central cartouche which is clearly hall marked 1902.With usual age related wear.
The four corner ones(spandrels),three are hall marked 1898..there is some very slight damage to to the top two.Please see photos.
The leather is very loved worn with cracking,marked and missing some pieces.
It seems very stable and hardened with an amazing aged patina that set the box off and adds to its character.
The inside is divided with various sized compartments.The interior is presentable in its original green silk has obvious is stained and a little thread bare....nothing major,but noted.
Wonderful looking Rare William Comyns box crying out for a period setting styled room.
Offered in "as is"found condition.All photos taken indoors and outdoors in good sunlight.
The box open and closes fine....Sadly no key.
Has wear and tear commensurate with age and use,rubbing,scratches,cracking etc
Please see and ZOOM all pictures for true cosmetic condition,and you will agree it is a fine quality piece.
Great usable box,and stunning connoisseurs collectors piece.
Measures 10.5"long by 5"with a height of 6.5".
A great addition to any collection.
Weighs 0.971 kilos unwrapped.
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