Rectangular wicker shopping basket with top handle, filled with eleven empty boxes and two cork place mats. The contents consist of: 1) Large cardboard box, in two sections, covered with a white and green label although a large section from the lid is missing. 'One Pound Player's Navy Mixture White Label Tobacco. 1 oz Packets'. 2) Hinged square cardboard box with colourful green, red and blue tartan design. Features numeorus labels and an illustration of Sir Walter Scott's Monument in Edinburgh. The label features the following text. 'The Original Edinburgh Rock Made only by Alex Ferguson Ltd Melborne Place Edinburgh Net Weight 8 ozs Made in Scotland. Ferguson Tartan'. Original packaging is still inside the box. 3) Small brown cardboard box in two sections featuring a white label and the original brown packaging tape. 'Models To Scale. Made in England. Lowko. Size or Gauge. 25 S.S Slide Chairs. Bassett-Lowke Ltd Model Engineers. Head Office and Works - Northampton. London Office & Showrooms - 112 High Holborn W.C. Edinburgh Branch - 5 Frederick Street. North of England Branch - 28 Corporation St. Manchester'. 4) White cardboard box in two sections with white address label. The box has been secured with brown packaging tape and contains the original packing tissue. The box is addressed to Charles P Wade Esq Showshill Manor, Broadway Worcestershire. It features the address for J Hanssen, Dealer in Antiques, 12 High Street Bloomsbury. The address is slightly covered by two red postage stamps and a postmark dated 24 May 1937. 5) Brown circular cardboard box in two sections, features a small circular label with black text. 'G.J 20 Princes Street, Cavendish Square LONDON , W'. 232 is written in pencil on the top of the lid. 6) Brown cardboard box with rusted metal edges and a seperate lid. Indents for fingers feature in the cardboard. 7) Small brown cardboard box with metal stud detail and hinged lid. Printed lettering on top of the box reads 'R.S Rowell, Watch & Clock Maker, Goldsmith and Silversmith, Diamond Merchant. 115 High Street, Oxford'. A handwritten note in black ink is featured on the reverse of the box. 'Miss Murray 34 Decoy Avenue Golders'. 8) Grey, rectangular cardboard box with matching lid, covered in a white advertising label. 'Alfred Bird's Custard Powder'. A small white label has been placed on the lid featuring a handwritten note 'Flower made from Fish Scales by Ladies in St Lucia West Indies'. The box currently contains a piece of white tissue paper. 9) Small, brown, square cardboard box in two sections. Features metal stud detail on the corners and a worn label on the lid. 'Jeweller, Silversmith and Optician, 9 Peckham Park Rd, London. Enclose your name in box with goods'. The reverse of the box lid includes postage details. A faded pencil note on the reverse on the box reads. 'This was my dear Father's ??' 10) Top half of a small rectangular white and gold box with a black and gold label. Lettering reads 'Civil Service Supply Association LD 136 Queen Victoria St., E.C and Bedford St Strand, W.C. One Dozen Packet Hooks & Eyes Assorted Sizes White and Black'. Interior has a blue lining. 11) Small rectangular cardboard box with purple circular design, features a blue label with the lettering: 'Pen maker to the Queen John Mitchell's Steel Pens. Fine No.030. Points'. Evidence of handwritten notes in the lid. 12 and 13) Two large circular cork place mats featuring a black circular floral design. Worn in numeorus places.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.