Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Black Box

Bought at a sale Way Beyond the Outskirts of Pandemonium and collected yesterday a Victorian black Japanned gilt lined box - used allegedly for transporting live fish but possibly for some other kind of Estate use.  The box was made for Allan M. Smith and is thought to have originated from Scotland.  It has an original working lock brought back to life by my brother the restorer R.B. Andrews Esq. and bears labels from two previous sales including Jollys of Bath where the Vendor was a C. Smith - perhaps a descendent of Allan himself.   The box will be on sale tomorrow upon the cloth along with other Victorian sporting delights.