Antique 19th century English Regency iron and brass mounted desk box to hold seal wax or tobacco. The lid fitted with a candlestick for melting the wax. Each side with a brass mount including busts of Shakespeare on two sides. The construction of the box is sophisticated and the lid fits precisely. Original hand cut screws and bolts attach the brass mounts to the box. Raised on brass bun feet. Heavy weight. Measures 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". Good condition with pleasing patina.
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