Offered here is a Quebec dome-top box (coffre bombe) wearing its original green paint. It is lined with the August 6th, 1838 Edition of the Montreal Gazette. All the hardware is original & intact including the lock hasp, backplate, the swing away brass keyhole cover (signed PATENT), and the 2 forged iron bail handles & backplates. The pine case & lid are dovetailed.
The newspaper covers every possible interior surface and it espouses pro-British causes & is signed in ink at the top, J. M. Denison. Articles include:
*the hanging of Moreau at Niagara
* a written attack on Governor General Lord Gosford for opposing the union of the 2 Canadas & his handling of the French Rebellion in St. Charles
* the feelings of a man who has just killed another in a duel
* small illustrated ads for sperm whale oil and a new type of woodstove and much more.
The paper is in English but the chest was found in an historic home in the Upper Town of Quebec City.
The approx. size in inches is 26 wide x 14.5 deep x 10.5 high.
The condition is overall very good but I would mention that there are a couple of thin age cracks on the lid (but stable) and one cast hinge is held with a nail rather rather than a pin.The paint is 100% original as is all the hardware. Circa 1830’s.
PRICE: $685.00 CAD