1930s Art Deco Oak Barrel Box With Sterling Silver Shield

( JB405 )



Wonderful 1930s Oak box with a novel barrel shaped design. Commemorative hallmarked silver shield on the lid, engraved with details of The Police First Aid Challenge Cup 1931.

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1930s Art Deco Oak Barrel Box With Sterling Silver Shield

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This is a lovely early vintage box, given as an award for winning the Police First Aid Challenge Cup in 1931. It is a wonderful object of social history that will especially appeal to those in the Police force or those who have a keen interest in policing.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Oak which has beautiful figuration, patina and colour. It has a novel barrel shape design and beautiful beaded edging.

The box has a stylish metal clasp and its original metal bun feet. It also has a beautiful stylish metal 'butterfly' hinge. This is a quality stop hinge which holds the lid upright.

There is a polished sterling silver shield on the lid which is fully hallmarked and engraved.

The Silver Shield/Hallmark & Makers Stamp

The engraving on the shield reads "COMMEMORATING OUR WINNING THE POLICE FIRST AID CHALLENGE CUP 1931. B.C.C EE (Cap')".

The shield has a full Birmingham Assay Office hallmark with date letter F for 1930. It has the makers stamp AC CO LD for Alexander Clark & Co Ltd. These silversmiths were in production from 1912 to 1977 and made various silver items including medals and trophy cups.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment which is lined with thin panels of wood.


This box is in excellent condition for its age. It is structurally sound and free from splits/cracks.

The clasp is still firmly attached and keeps the lid securely closed.

The hinge is still in very good working order and the bun feet are still securely attached.

There is minor light age-related wear to the Oak.


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.

Length:  10.5cm
Width:   10.3cm
Height:   10.5cm (excluding feet)

Interior Compartment:

8.6 by 7.0cm with an 8.8cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.

International postage is £30 by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For post. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery may be longer depending on the speed of your local postal service and/or if your package has to go through customs. Please note that we cannot deliver to international PO boxes as we use a secure insured postal service that requires a signature.

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International customers are responsible for paying any applicable customs duties, customs clearance/handling fees and/or VAT. These fees are NOT included in the prices of our boxes or our postage fees.

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