A COLLECTION OF ANGLO-BOER PRISONER-OF-WAR MINIATURE FURNITURE, ST HELENA, CIRCA 1901
Comprising: a cedarwood circular table, seven Cape Regency side chairs, a table with a central short frieze drawer, a Cape Regency bench, and a rosewood puzzle box; And A Money Box, the rectangular top carved with a lion, the front and back carved with images of Paul Kruger and Queen Victoria respectively and inscribed 'MADE BY B POW ST HELENA 16.6.1901, each side carved with the English and the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek coat of arms respectively, restorations
the money box 12,5cm high, 17cm wide, 12,5cm deep
Acquired by Lt Col Henry Octavian Percival Wright during his tenure on the island and brought with him when he emigrated to South Africa, thence by descent.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Wright arrived on the 3rd of February 1901 on St Helena as a major on the H.M.T. Canada under the command of Captain Maddox. He was the Officer Commanding Troops at Broad Bottom Camp and a document from the National Archives in the UK in Wright's own hand records him as being 'Reserve of Officers'.
He was born on the 10th October 1849 in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire and died aged 74 in Kalk Bay and was buried in Muizenberg.
He was called out of retirement by the Crown to take command of the Boer prisoners on St Helena and accepted a position as a loss adjuster to the British and Boer farmers of the Eastern Cape rather than return to England.
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