d1870 "BENHAM & FROUD" Coal Box / Cellarette

Benham & Froud Coal Box Oak Cellarette
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Open fire or open fire with a good, deep red to hand. Dreamy.
Depending on who you are, or aspire to be. The Gothic revival, ornate coal box or cellarette by “Benham & Froud” no less.

Extremely rare, documented, Benham & Froud, Cellarette / Coal Box. I’ve never seen one before, can’t find another out there..

d1870. Originally advertised as “The ornamental coal box.. with mounts for other” (see original registration photos for box & mounts).

Exciting Note: I don’t think we’re going mad. Having studied the original registration photo by Benham & Froud. We feel the decorative grain, in places, matches our box. This suggests, it is one and the same box. How unlikely is that !!?? (up for discussion).

An entertaining eyeful with a presentation of having just been lifted from an old 19th century vicarage fireplace, then dropped onto the market place.

Solid oak, iron & brass construction with tin liner.
Fine & functional in a dusty old, slightly dishevelled sort of way.

Bears both: Trade mark label “The ball and cross of Saint Paul’s cathedral” and kitemark to iron ornament, date 1870.

Interesting Note: Designer unknown, however a number of noted designers were closely associated with”Benham & Froud”, including Christopher Dresser and Charles Locke Eastlake.

A good find. More interesting and pleasing than most, both historically and visually.

Full condition report on request.

DIMENSIONS:   H:42cm   W:61cm   D:48cm

PRICE:   £3500.00

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