English Toleware Black and Gold Box Office Cash Box
This is a striking toleware black and gold box that measures 12 inches wide, 7 5/8 inches deep, and 5 inches high. The words "Box Office" are printed/painted on the lid, where there is a wonderful brass handle. Surrounding the handle is a 3/4 inch rectangular band and an inner gold gilt line. Gold gilt accent band highlights the base of the box, and another highlights lip of the box.
There is a "cash" box within, and it is removable as seen in the photos. The removable box, which is 1 3/4 inches high, has three compartments. The compartments on either side have a liftable lid, while the lid for the compartment in the center slides to and fro. There is a key hole, but no lock mechanism.
The box is really wonderful. It's in nice condition. There is some wear to the gold gilt. On the left side of the box is some sort of graphic. It could be initials (EEK). It's hard to tell. It appear to be gold gilt.