This is very rare Antique Wooden Writing Desk Box from the Lowell, Massachusetts area. It comes With Letter From Ella Coburn Lowell, Mass who was a resident at the Merrimack River Valley Houuse in Lowell, Mas for many many years. Box is all intact and measures 11 1/2" X 8" X 4 Normal wear for a piece this age. The hinges are all there and at some point in it's time the lid was reattached. Two glass ink bottles included.
Key included and goes into slot but I cannot get the lock to move. Gold decorated edging on the cover. The letters that came with the box read as follows.
Letter #1 From Ella Coburn reads PLEASE treat this old box with lots of care. Letter #2 on Merrimack Valley House Stationary dated 10/12/1993 Reads as follows: For many years Ella went to her house in Dracut, spent the day and would return here for the night. She left and went to a nursing home and died in 2006.
This art box belonged to Ella Coburn, a long time resident of MVRH. Ella Came from Dracut owning the large white house next store to Wendy's on Bridge Street.She was a long time art teacher in the Dracut School System. The item "Antique Wooden Writing Desk Box With Letter From Ella Coburn Lowell, Mass WithKey" is in sale since Monday, May 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "llou-2011" and is located in Dracut, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, South africa, Thailand, Bolivia, Egypt, Sri lanka, Maldives, Nicaragua, Russian federation.