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Oak box with Robert Burns inscription

23 November 2012Written by ATG Reporter

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 of provenance.

Estimated at £800-1200, it will go under the hammer at Thomson Roddick on December 1 in Dumfries.

Contact: 01387 721635.

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