New English Receipts – part II

Victorian English Gothic Revival Oak Box with Brass Strapwork (LEO Design)

Over the next several days, we’ll be sharing some of the new finds from my recent English buying trip.  Shown above, a strong and handsome Victorian English Gothic Revival oak box with brass strapwork and studding.  Made in the 1880’s, it is lined with a (now) gently-worn fabric interior.  It captures—in woodcraft—all the seriousness and permanence of the great British Empire.  While empires (usually) crumble, this box remains in quite good condition considering its 130+ year age.  


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