Swaine Brigg Horse Racing Equestrian Wood Box. Graham Smith Grand National c1945.


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This interesting vintage wooden desk box which dates from the 1940's, is by top equestrian leather goods maker Swaine Brigg of London and is wood lined. The top of the box has a watercolour picture of the 'Canal Turn' at the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse. This was hand painted by the British artist Graham Smith (b.1907 - d.1951) who is renowned for his horse racing or country sports paintings and bears his pencil signature.

This unique wooden box bears the Swaine-Brigg. London gilt mark and is a very usable item that can be used as a cigarette box, trinket/cufflink box or desk box which will also look wonderful on display.


Length: 17 1/2 cm (7") approx.

Width: 10 cm (4") approx.

Height: 6 cm (2 1/2") approx.

Maker: Swaine Brigg London.

Artist: Graham Smith (1907 - 1951).

Watercolour details: Canal Turn at the Grand National horse race, Aintree Racecourse in the 1940's.

Condition: Very good vintage condition with some wear and signs of use in keeping with age. The painting on the top of the box has wear but is still very decorative.

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