Carved walnut table top Pillar Box with drawer and locking door

Carved walnut table top Pillar Box with drawer and locking door

Carved walnut table top Pillar Box with drawer and locking door

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Carved walnut table top Pillar Box with drawer and locking door:
of cylindrical form with hexagonal lid; the hinged door with brass frame enclosing a facsimile posting panel, brass flap engraved ‘Letters’. Circa 1870, based on the Post Office pillar boxes introduced in 1859 and made by Cochrane & Co. of Dudley. Known widely as the ‘First National Standard’ pillar box, it was replaced in 1869 by the ‘Penfold’, based on a design by the architect J. W. Penfold.

Height:17"-43.0cm
Width:8"-22.0cm

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