Red Leather Georgian Scroll Box

Red Leather Georgian Scroll Box
Click on an image to enlarge

Red Leather Georgian Scroll Box

C. 1810 England
Signed/InscribedGR Height4.00 inch
10.16 cm
Width28.25 inch
71.75 cm
Depth4.00 inch
10.16 cm
A red leather on softwood Georgian Scroll Box.

This box is profusely decorated with tooled lines of leaves around each edge along with diagonal lines and the GR cipher below a crown. Even the base of the is tooled. There is also the remains of sealing wax in three places to the top. The has two swing hooks and a lock with oval brass escutcheon plate. The key is missing. The interior is lined in paper with a light blue wash.

This box would have originally held a scroll for a Royal investiture, award or knighthood. The leather has developed a good deep red colour and the tooling to the underside is certainly unusual. There is no evidence as to who the box belonged to. Early 19th Century.


Select a Location

Select a Specialism