Makers & Retailers - Alexander James Strachan

Alexander James Strachan

Alexander James Strachan (1774-1850) is often regarded as a leading box maker during the latter part of George III’s rule and into the Regency period (1811-1820). He is often referred to as the “Paul Storr of gold boxes”. His fine craftsmanship showcased his ability to create exquisite boxes of pure quality often made from high value materials the boxes often incorporated extremely detailed fixing and boarders. Alexander James Strachan supplied gold boxes to the Royal Goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell and Wakelin & Garrard. He registered his first mark as a small worker at Goldsmiths Hall in September 1799. Strachan retired to Brighton in 1839.