This is a fine quality box, retailed by a top-notch London shop, Thomas Brigg at 27 Piccadilly, London.
This fabulous and highly decorative example is made from top quality materials, beautiful burr Walnut which extends to the inside of the lid and the interior sides to the box, a true sign of quality.
This box would have sat in an aristocratic home, perhaps on a desk. Letters would be written and placed in the box, the glass panel would allow household staff to see if there were letters to be collected and taken to the Post Office.
The beautiful cognac coloured wood is mounted with fine cast and polished brass.
Dating to around 1860/1880, Victorian era, this is a wonderful statement piece for you desk-top or hallway. Excellent condition complete with a working key. 9" X 5" X 5".