There are boxes and then there are boxes! This charming late 15th Century offertory box is rare survivor from the late Medieval Period of English history. Also known as a poor box, alms box or mite box, these were used to collect coins for charitable purposes. Sourced within East Anglia, the box is fully bound in iron and nailed to the wooden carcass.The coin aperture is at the top. Completely original throughout even down to its hasp - the only thing we don't have is the key to open it! Condition - as per images. Dimensions : Width 7" x Depth 5 3/4" x Height to top of coin aperture 9 1/2. We are a member of LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) and CINOA.
LAPADA is the UKs largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee. These can be viewed at our shop based in Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BN. The item "Rare Late 15th Century Medieval Period English Antique Iron Bound Offertory Box" is in sale since Saturday, September 29, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Boxes/Chests\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)". The seller is "holtantiquesltd" and is located in Walsingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.