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A WILLIAM IV OAK TEA CHEST C.1830 carved with scrolling leaves, the hinged panelled top revealing a handwritten label to the underside, indistinctly inscribed 'This box made out of a beam of oak Windsor Castle. Given to Jessie Forbes by Edward Lloyd Gatacre on the occasion of their marriage 1838.', above a pair of part hinged lidded lift-out canisters, flanking a sugar bowl aperture 18.2cm high, 37.4cm wide, 20.5cm deep Catalogue Note The Gatacre's were an old Shropshire family. Jessie Forbes was the daughter of Sir William Forbes of Callendar, nr. Stirling, who made his fortune cladding the hulls of the ships of the Royal Navy in copper to prevent termite attacks. Their youngest son was General Sir William Forbes Gatacre of Boer War fame.

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Location of the item : Royaume-Uni, Wiltshire

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