This carved oak box (with later leather case) is believed to have been the property of the poet Robert Burns and dates from his days as an exciseman.
Measuring 7 x 2in (18 x 5cm), the box is
heavily carved and bears the inscription Robert Burns
excise man, wood from Gloume Castle, 1793.
It is contained in an early 20th century
morocco leather inscribed fitted case along with various documents
Estimated at £800-1200, it will go under the
hammer at Thomson Roddick on December 1 in Dumfries.
Contact: 01387 721635.