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At one time hand written letters were cherished and kept in boxes just like this as were important document. They letters were read over and over and passed down sometimes through generations. We forget that it may have taken weeks or months for just one letter to get to its destination so when it finally did get to the end of the journey the recipient would protect it in a box just like this one. This beauty is made of rich mahogany veneer and in a casket shape with tiered, domed lid. The inside bottom is lined in purple velvet. Green felt is on the bottom of this piece. The lock mechanism is still intact but the escutcheon on the front is missing along with the key. There is only one flaw to the veneer on the inside edge of the bottom, this cannot be seen when the lid is shut. The back appears to have an old repair to the veneer. It does have a few scratches to the finish. Please see pictures for condition.
Measures: 13" L x 6 1/4" W x 7" H
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Beautiful Mahogany Veneer Document / Letter Box 1800’S
$289 USD SOLD
Grain Valley, MO
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