Tole Painted Documents & Deed Box
This is a wonderful English tole box painted black with stenciled gold painted letters on the front and a paper shipping label, Colombo to Singapore with passenger's name of Mrs. P. B. Stride. Perhaps the box was converted and used as a deed and documents box after the trip to Singapore. On the front of the box are the stenciled words "Pursers Office 27."
It's a wonderfully shaped box with the dimensions of 20 5/8 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 8 1/4 inches high. With two handles it is easy to move about. The lid closes onto an overhanging edge that gives the box a very important look. The lid opens to reveal a very clean spacious volume to store documents.
There is normal user marks, and the paper label has some of its edges gone, but the label is in nice condition. The lettering on the front is accented with gold lines and marks.
A really wonderful documents box to use and display.