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Early 19th Century Mahogany Post/Letter Box

Early 19th Century Mahogany Post/Letter Box

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Accessories: Boxes: Pre 1900: Item # 1257725
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Inscribed The Hon’ble Arthur Thellusson (1801-1858): He was the youngest son of Baron Rendlesham of Rendlesham which is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1806 for Peter Thellusson, who also represented Midhurst, Malmesbury and Bossiney in parliament. The Thellusson family were French Protestant origin, but settled in Geneva, Switzerland after the St Bartholomew’s Day massacre of 1572. A later member of the family Peter Thellusson, emigrated to Britain in 1762 where he established a successful London Business. From the wealth acquired, he purchased several estates around the country, notably Brodsworth Hall in Yorkshire. After his Death his estate was embroiled in the Thellusson Will Case. His eldest son was the aforementioned Peter Isaac Thellusson, 1st Baron Rendlesham, who took over the family business. Lord Rendleshams younger son, the forth Baron (who succeeded his twin brother), sat as a member of parliament for Suffolk East. His only son, the fifth Baron, also represented this constituency (as a Conservative). As of 2013 the title is held by the latter’s great grandson, the ninth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1999. A lovely box of Aristocratic interest. The bone plaque is nicely inscribed, the Mahogany is a rich colour with nice patina. There is a lock and partially glazed front. A most interesting and collectible piece with fine provenance. Size: 14cm by 23cm by 11.4cm