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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Victorian Coin Collector's Chest

An unusually solid yet atttractive addition to Graham Smith Antiques is this fine two-door mahogany Victorian coin collector's chest. Behind the two locking doors is a set of fourteen trays felt-lined with varying sizes of coin compartments complete with period handwritten labels for coins such as "middle brass".  This sturdy, solid chest reveals an intriguing insight into a deceptively private hobby. It can easily be used today as originally intended but also provides a delightful bridge between today's current interest in antiques and the history of this very Victorian hobby.

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