A beautifully made Portable Smokers Bureau & Travel case. Crafted in English Oak with decorative brass escutcheons to corners and Presentation Shields to front and lid top. The case has a very smart internal mechanism that opens the top lid when the drawer handle is pulled out. The case measures 12 1/2" in length and 7 1/2" in width with a height of 7 1/4". There is a British Registration Number imprinted on the case which dates it's make to 1890. The Presentation Shield has a date of the 11th August 1906 and states the case was presented "as a token of Esteem" to the recipient by the Girls in Machine Room, Sargood Son & Ewen. This item is in fantastic condition...has just one side handle that needs replacing. Sargood, Son, and Ewen was founded in Melbourne in 1848 and was a Warehousing and General Importer based in Victoria Street West, Auckland; also, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin; and agencies in every district. This old-established firm is one of the most important of its kind in the Colony, and its operations are very extensive. Not only is drapery and clothing of every description imported and held in large stocks, but also stationery, tobacconists', and chemists' goods, perfumery, cutlery, tennis, and cricket requisites, English and Colonial boots and shoes, grindery and leather of every description.
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