Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
Cabinet Minister’s dispatch box – political an Edwardian Cabinet Minister’s Dispatch box, featuring the device of Edward VII in gild to top lid (device a little scuffed). The box itself is in dark blue morocco with brass handle to top lid and spring loaded key and lock still present, Royal device a little scuffed but otherwise the box is in remarkably good condition. With the embossed initials ‘H-O A-F’ to top lid. This box was the property of Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster (1855-1909) who served as Secretary of War from 1903-5 in Balfour’s Cabinet.