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Victorian Sailors Ditty Box pine antique shabby chic 19th century

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Seller: whiteberry2013 (373) 100%, Location: Lincolnshire, Ships to: GB, Item: 142194200330 I am offering for sale my original antique late 19th centurySailor's Pine ditty BoxThis strongly made pine box is a Navy "ditty" box and was issued to Royal Navy seamen."In 1870 a small chest known as a 'ditty box' was introduced into the Royal Navy for seamen and Royal Marines in which to keep their private papers and other odds and ends. Strongly constructed of wood with a lock and brass name plate, the ditty box measured twelve inches by six by eight inches." In original condition and would have been, as this one is, unpainted, with maybe just wax to protect from moisture.Provenance is uncertain, but believed to be late 19th century and to have belonged to a sailor from Hull. The brass name plate has been removed and there is no key. I would please ask that you fully satisfy yourself that the description of the item, and the condition, fully meets your expectation before bidding. I try to be as concise as I can within the description, but this is my personal view, and since you are likely to have more expertise on this type of item, you may have a differing perspective or requirements. I try and list any obvious defect I find, but not wear and tear consistent with it's age and usage, so please study the images. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information or require a specific image, as my aim is to leave you completely pleased with your new purchase. Thank you Should you need a delivery for an area I have restricted, please contact me with your post code. My nominated courier does not deliver to all areas, but we can look for an alternative. Condition: Please see description, Product Type: box, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: pine, Age: 1800-1899

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