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Seller: teritone (2.652) 99%, Location: Northwest, Cheshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223655038625 Overseas bidders please note the postage cost quoted in the listing is for within the UK only. I will ship overseas BUT please make contact for shipping cost before placing a bid. If an overseas buyer places a bid before obtaining a shipping cost the bid will be removed. A FINE QUALITY MID 19th CENTURY VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD WRITING SLOPE-WITH SECRET DRAWERS Offered for sale is this stunning large very fine quality antique mid 19th century Victorian rosewood veneered on solid mahogany carcass writing slope box having a super original patina; with secret drawers, having decorative brass inlay edging to the front and lid, and a shaped brass escutcheon and (blank) cartouche, see photos. To the sides of the box there are fush hinge carrying handlesInternally the box is fitted with various compartments for pens, nibs, stamps and inkwell bottles where two glass inkwells are present with brass screws lids (see photos ) with no damage. The writing slope flaps have the original leather skiver with gold edged tooling; and when opened reveals paper storage areas which have a fine quality mahogany wood finish, and 3 little secret drawers which are revealed when a spring loaded flap is released, see photos 5 & 6. I believe this box to be all original including the leather skiver lining, brass hinges and 3 gate lock which is in working order with a key. Please take time to study the photographs in order to gain an appreciation of this lovely box. Please note that the colour of the wood in the photos looks a bit 'orangey' due to the flash of the camera. Condition is excellent considering it's age, having no major damage, cracks or chips, missing or lose brass work, or previous restoration work. There are few very minor surface knocks due to age/use, and the original leather skiver has cracked where the lid hinges and there are a few small scuff marks to the leather surface, see photos 3, 4, & 11. Please see photographs for overall condition. Measures 455mm long x 255mm wide x 175mm high. Please do not hesitate to make contact with any questions or buy now offers Please have a look at my other interesting listings. (R111) Condition: GOOD CONDITION-SEE LISTING DESCRIPTION FOR CONDITION, Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Rosewood, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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