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About the object

A whitewood pencil box with simulated rosewood decoration to the pin hinged lid and an applied paper label 'A Present from Hastings'.

Circa 1820

During the first half of the 19th century Hastings had several active traders in Tunbridge Ware, including Edmund Nye, who operated from premises in Castle Street between 1826 & 1835. George Wise Senior was also known to have catered for visitors to the town with boxes featuring prints of Hastings.

Dimensions

W 17.5cm D 4.9cm H 5cm

Stock number

W5901