Category: Writing Slopes / Boxes
Dimensions: Width: 50.5cm (19 7/8") Depth: 26cm (10 1/4") Height: 18cm (7 1/8")
Date: Mid Victorian 1860 - 1880
Date Description: Antique Brass Banded Mahogany Writing Box
Country of Origin: England
Dealer Reference: U883


19th century mahogany writing slope/box of great quality. The gilded brass bands, corners and side handles are finely made, inset and flush with the surface of the wood. Opening the box reveals a blue velvet writing slope that conceals space for stationary. On one side a removable inner tray can be lifted out, and a secret spring catch used to reveal a set of little drawers. Silver-plated topped ink bottles, pen tray and compartments for letter writing accoutrements complete the interior. The box has a Bramah lock but no key. A fine box, it was made for travelling, for someone wealthy, possibly military. It has been well used, with wear and minor scratching tp the brass, but obviously travelled in a case, as the condition and surface is exemplary. Circa 1870

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