late c19th gothic design 'countryhouse' type oak posting or letterbox by hardman powelland company

Late C19th Gothic design 'country-house' type oak posting or letter-box by Hardman, Powelland Company.


| $1,198 USD | €1,020 EUR

Item Ref



Late C19th Gothic design 'Country-house' type oak posting or letter-box by Hardman , Powell and Company .
Mounted with Gothic-design brass strap-work and steel hinges , the lancet form postal box with brass-mounted and engraved slot aperture to the top . Fitted with a brass escutcheon and lock and retaining a key .
The interior lined with crimson red paper and having a division in the centre with brass plates labelled "In" and "Out" .
The door fitted with a gilded brass manufacturers trade label stating "Hardman , Powell & Company Birmingham Fecit" in Gothic script.
Hardman , Powell and Company were the later reincarnation of Hardman & Co , the company established in Birmingham in 1838 as manufacturers of stained glass and ecclesiastical fittings . The company worked closely initially with A.W.N .Pugin and latterly with his son E.W Pugin .
The company was a major influence on Catholic Church architecture and decoration in particular and the Gothic Revival in general .
Possibly commissioned for use in a private chapel or Gothic-inspired country house.
H 15"
W 9"
D 7"
England c. 1890
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML1712


Height = 38 cm (15")
Width = 23 cm (9")
Depth = 17 cm (7")

Email about this item: