On this day in 1950—73 years ago today—the U.S. Post Office reduced mail deliveries to once per day (Monday through Saturday). Many of us don't remember the time when mail came more frequently. In the Nineteenth Century, households received mail deliveries up to five times a day. In the first half of the Twentieth Century, households received a morning and an afternoon delivery; businesses received mail up to four times a day.
This Edwardian English wall-mount letter caddy was the perfect spot to stash newly delivered letters and newspapers at the Turn-of-the-Century. A handsomely chamfered oak panel is mounted with brass holders—embellished with enameled lettering and decoration. Click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome piece.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248