Hull Seamen's Orphans Asylum Collection Box
Dimensions:W: 21.5cm (8.5")H: 13cm (5.1")D: 14cm (5.5")
A wonderful antique chariry collection box for the Hull Seamen's Spring Bank Orphans Asylum.
A charming little collection box, beautifully made in mahogany, finished with gilt shadowed lettering to the front panel & a coin slot to the top.
The Orphan Asylum was set up in the mid 19th century, the buildings were designed by T W Wyatt & the grounds covered two full acres of land. The institution admitted orphans connected with or born in the port of Kingston upon Hull & while others were considered, the local children took priority. It closed in 1985 due to a lack of admissions.
Late 19th / early 20th Century
Wear commensurate with age, varous marking to the finish (most notably the top), cover to the underside missing, displays beautifully.
UK courier service available at £10 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.