Now the nights are drawing in, this late 19th century Victorian oak coal box could be useful. The coal box is unusual in that it has a patent mechanism for opening the pair of oak doors at the front. You push the handle on the top backwards, and that levers open the doors at the front. The box has a pair of panel doors, a turned oak handle with brass attachments, a metal liner and an original shovel which is held in a bracket at the back. The box is in working condition, although it has been quite well used, and the shovel does show some wear to the blade from use.

Front to back 42.5cm, 34cm W, 43cm H to top of handle