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The lid of this Victorian box has been edged with brass to give it some strength and protection while it was being used as a travelling box, perhaps on an Indian or African Safari?

The lid of this Victorian box has been edged with brass to give it some strength and protection while it was being used as a travelling box, perhaps on an Indian or African Safari?

The Victorian Ladies Travelling Box has many small compartments, all lined with silk velvet, that would have been used to hold makeup, rouge and ink pots etc, all with silver lids.

The Victorian Ladies Travelling Box has many small compartments, all lined with silk velvet, that would have been used to hold makeup, rouge and ink pots etc, all with silver lids.

This Victorian lady's travelling box has many compartments, including a shallow drawer at the base, many small compartments and a silk-lined section within the lid for hiding away those secret love letters!

This Victorian lady's travelling box has many compartments, including a shallow drawer at the base, many small compartments and a silk-lined section within the lid for hiding away those secret love letters!

For a student, the advantage of restoring a  Victorian wooden box such as this one, is that there are many different skills required to repair the various damaged parts.

For a student, the advantage of restoring a Victorian wooden box such as this one, is that there are many different skills required to repair the various damaged parts.

The polished surface of this beautiful Victorian box has been badly damaged by the owner's over-zealous use of metal cleaner and will need to be completely stripped back and re-polished.

The polished surface of this beautiful Victorian box has been badly damaged by the owner's over-zealous use of metal cleaner and will need to be completely stripped back and re-polished.

Il Moran camp consists of only 10 tents, each finished to the highest standard with handmade beds and Victorian baths

Il Moran camp consists of only 10 tents, each finished to the highest standard with handmade beds and Victorian baths

The box has two narrow but long cracks, one along the front and another along the lid.

The box has two narrow but long cracks, one along the front and another along the lid.

Vintage Safari Hat by Tress & Co. London. Made expressly for A. Sabri, Baghdad.

Vintage Safari Hat by Tress & Co. London. Made expressly for A. Sabri, Baghdad.

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