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Rare Antique Wooden Housemaids' Tidy Box - Original Tray & Brass Fittings

Rare Antique Wooden Housemaids' Tidy Box - Original Tray & Brass Fittings

Regular price £148.00 GBP
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An excellent and rare example of an early 20th Century housemaids tidy box, perfect for storage or decorative purposes around the home.

Originally used by maids to carry cleaning equipment around the house, it is a sturdy large wooden box with a large cast iron handle. Complete with its original storage tray, ideal for carrying cloths and brushes in, this is a rare example in the use of brass fittings. 

In modern times, these still make excellent boxes to keep cleaning bottles and cloths tidy, but they are useful for any type of storage or, with a wonderful rich colouring, it’s also perfect simply for decorative purposes.

This box is lovely condition for its age. The colouring of the wood is very rich with a wonderful patination. The original brass joins are in place around all four corners of this box, and it is free from repair work. There are some scuffs and knocks to the box, but this adds to the aged patina of the box. There is a small section of old worm holes on tray but these are old and it has been treated.

Height, 23cm (42.5cm to top of handle); Length, 36cm (27.5cm at base); Width, 27cm (17cm at base)

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