Large antique deed chest.

  • Large antique deed chest.

single large painted black metal deed chest with original gold lettering “ Major R.H Borrowes”. In lovely vintage condition with some light wear which commensurate with age and originality which adds to the character. Could be used as a side table or coffee table. Dm for more details height 48x depth x 44x width 62 cms
One of a pair
Some more information on the family of origin
Sir Kildare Borrowes, 3rd Baronet (c. 1660 – May 1709)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the son of Sir Walter Borrowes, 2nd Baronet and Eleanor FitzGerald, daughter of George FitzGerald, 16th Earl of Kildare and Lady Joan Boyle. [2] His mother's family were the richest in County Kildare and this cemented the position of the Borrowes family in the local landed gentry. In 1685, Borrowes succeeded his father as baronet.[1] He was High Sheriff of Kildare in 1697 and again in 1707.[2] Borrowes sat in the Irish House of Commons for Kildare County from 1703 until his death in 1709.[3] His home was Barretstown Castle.

He married Elizabeth Dixon, daughter of Sir Richard Dixon.[4] They had two sons and three daughters.[4] Borrowes was buried at Gilltown[5] and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Walter.[5]

"Borrowes" was pronounced "burrows".