PERSONAL STORAGE BOX – IDENTIFIED – LEATHER AND BRASS
This is a handsome, Art Deco style, brown-leather box with brass corners and a hinged brass handle on top. The pebbled leather exterior may actually be Moroccan leather, as the leather on the box’s interior has more of a reddish tint. The leather on the box’s exterior exhibits some slight wear and scuff marks, although a treatment with a good leather conditioner should alleviate the worn look. The box itself is very sturdily built and in excellent shape. Each brass corner fixture is outlined with a tooled, Art Deco design, which is repeated around the center-placed handle.
The handle is inscribed with its owner’s name, “Christ.n (abbreviated for Christian) Bove,” in black German Fraktur script. The handle is hinged so that it can fold down against the box’s exterior.
The box’s front sports a fine brass lock, which unfortunately lacks a key. The lock itself appears to be in working order and the hinges are sturdy.
The box’s interior is exquisitely lined with green felt that shows NO wear or tear. It could have held important papers, men’s toiletries or any number of other treasures.