Antique Victorian Writing Slope Wood Box Maker Label Thomas Woolfield Liverpool

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller moorwinds (6.536) 100%, Location: Truro, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163647792773 Antique Early Victorian Wood Writing Slope Box Makers Label Thomas Woolfield Liverpool 11" characterful antique early Victorian writing box with the original makers label for Thomas Woolfield* working in Liverpool in the early 19th century (1828 it was Thomas and John Woolfield making Portable Writing Slopes from 69 Church Street ( see more about the maker below) Desk and Dressing Case Manufacturer of 71 an d72 Church Street Liverpool - this would have been a very fine box with the benefit of a red leather pocket with green lining in the lid, inside the lid itself green criss cross ribbon, a pull out tray with paper lining and the whole box having a red leather lining, even the underside of the box has a fabric covering - there is wear and tear now from age and use- see photographs which form part of the description and do help - there is a visible split along the wood join on the top of the lid,lid does not quite connect correctly with the box-possibly hinges need adjusting, and corners of the lid missing beading trim - with a handsome brass lock but no key, tears to the lining, scuffs and marks consistent with age and use - full of character as it is, or for restoration if you wish to restore it to it fine original state - great to have the original maker's provenance - a lovely piece - don't miss itsee more below: Thomas Woolfield evolved into W.B. Promoli. An interesting advert in a book published by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1839. "All kinds of Instruments for fitting up Work Boxes and Dressing Cases. Visitors and Strangers in Liverpool, and the Public in general, are respectfully invited to visit this unique Establishment, whether as purchasers or parties in search of amusement ; the whole of the stock (certainly one of the largest and most varied in England) being conveniently arranged for their inspection, and the price plainly marked on each article, from which no deductions are made, nor credit given. Every article warranted perfect, and the quality fairly and honourably stated; the object being to establish a Concern where the public may purchase with such confidence and economy, as to insure their future favour and support. W. B. Promoli begs to assure the Public, that the great and unprecedented patronage bestowed upon his Predecessor, Thomas Woolfield, will incite him to persevere in selecting, both from Loudon and the Continent, such articles of taste and novelty as are likely to be pleasing to an extensive connexion, and to maintain an Establishment in Liverpool decidedly superior to any other single concern in London or the Empire, the choice of goods being greater, their quality the best, and the prices extremely moderate. Fixed Cash Prices. — No Abatement nor Credit given." Normal 0 Measurements Box 11.75" wide, 6" deep, 6.25" tallweight before packing 1.2kg Click here for a look at some more bargains. If you need more detailed information please contact us and we will always try to help *International/European Buyers ? could you PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE BEFORE bidding-we would like to give you an exact quote if we can ? by Royal Mail Air Mail ? but bear in mind if the item is going to weigh over 2kg after packing we will have to use a Courier and there is often a steep increase in prices then ? we will be happy to quote for couriers too. Also please note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or P&P charges. These charges are the buyer?s responsibility. Please check with your country?s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. Condition: characterful antique Victorian writing box with original makers label for Thomas Woolfield* working in Liverpool in early 19th century (see more about maker below) Desk and Dressing Case Manufacturer of 71 and 72 Church Street Liverpool-would have been a very fine box with benefit of a red leather pocket with green lining in the lid, inside lid itself green criss cross ribbon,pull out tray with paper lining + whole box having red leather lining,even the underside of the box has a fabric covering-there is wear & tear now from age & use-see photos please form part of description-there is a visible split along wood join on top of the lid,not quite fitting box correctly,& corners of lid missing beading trim-handsome brass lock but no key, tears to lining, scuffs & marks consistent with age & use-full of character as it is or for restoration if you wish to restore it to it fine original state-great to have original maker's provenance-lovely piece - don't miss it -see below.., Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1800-1849, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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