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Item:372739396106WE ARE OFFERING FOR SALE AN ANTIQUE BOX TO ENABLE YOU TO BUY A PIECE OF ENGLISH HISTORYALL ARE GUARANTEED TO BE IN EXCESS OF 100 YEARS OLD Because our boxes are GENUINE ANTIQUES and we furnish every one with a Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by us, there will be no customs duty to pay in the case of purchases Worldwide Please bear in mind our boxes are antique so any marks and/or minor repairs are commensurate with age and are part of the life and history of any antique. Wherever possible we endeavour to retain the original interiors and try not to over-modernise. Often, however, interiors are in un-usable and un-saleable states so we refurbish as sympathetically as possible thereby keeping the integrity of the boxWe also try not to over-restore box exteriors thereby taking away the character *Whilst we make every endeavour to ensure the information we give is accurate, we can only work within the limits of provenance available and our own experience and expertise* THIS IS A GEORGE III (REGENCY PERIOD) LARGE ROSEWOOD CAMPAIGN WRITING SLOPE CIRCA 1815 - 1820(approx 204 - 199 years old) WRITING BOXES WERE A PERSONAL POSSESSION AND NOT A HOUSEHOLD POSSESSION THIS BOX IS A BEAUTIFULLY FIGURED ROSEWOOD WITH RECESSED CENTRAL PANELS EDGED WITH GADROONING AND DECORATED WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL ROUNDELS AND PEWTER STRINGING THE BRASS SIDE HANDLES ARE THE ORIGINAL FLAT FOLDING CAMPAIGN ONES THERE IS A STYLISED MOTHER-OF-PEARL CARTOUCHE WITH LOVELY DEPTH OF COLOURIT IS ENGRAVED WITH THE NAME 'W. YORK' WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ORIGINAL OWNER We have chosen to leave this engraving as we feel it adds to the intriguing history of the piece imagining the 'travels' it would have endured with its owner Writing slopes and boxes featured prominently on military expeditions around this time, other types of travellers and in drawing rooms THE KEY ESCUTCHEON IS A STYLISED SQUARE IN MOTHER-OF-PEARL THE FINISH AND PATINA ARE ORIGINAL AND OF GOOD CONDITION WITH ONLY TWO OLD VERY WELL EXECUTED MINOR VENEER REPAIRS TO THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE BOTTOM CORNER AT THE BACK THE INTERIOR THE RED LEATHER SCIVER IS ORIGINAL BUT IF A REPLACEMENT A VERY EARLY ONE The ink stains on the sciver are an intriguing piece of history relating to a personal and precious possession of the owner in Georgian times THERE ARE THE USUAL SPACES FOR INK BOTTLES ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL BOTTLES THERE IS THE USUAL REMOVABLE PEN TRAY WITH SPACE BENEATH, ANOTHER LIDDED COMPARTMENT AND AN ANGLED STAMP COMPARTMENT THE UNDERSIDE OF THE WRITING SURFACE HAS STORAGE SPACE WITH A CRISS-CROSS TAPE LETTER/DOCUMENT HOLDER THE OTHER SIDE STORAGE SPACE HAS TWO SMALL DRAWERS WHICH ARE REPLACEMENTS OF THE ORIGINALS THE BRASS HINGES ARE ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD WORKING ORDER THE LOCK AND KEY ARE ALSO ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD WORKING ORDER to enable you to preserve your treasures and/or secrets whether it be jewellery, documents, specimens or anything of sentimental value THE BASE COVERING IS NEW OLIVE GREEN HESSIAN TRUE TO THE PERIODWherever possible, however, we do endeavour to keep the original base covering CONTENTS OF THE BOX FOR DISPLAY ONLYAll sizes are APPROXIMATE but only to one or two millimetresPlease study the dimensions carefully to enable you to visualise the box size Overall Outside Dimensions - CLOSED Length - 18 inches (45.5 cms) Width - 10 inches (25.5 cms) Height - 5.1/4 inches (13 cms)Overall Dimensions - OPENLength - 20 inches (51 cms)Width - 18 inches (45.5 cms)Graduating Height - 3.1/4 inches (8 cms) to 1.5/8 inches (4.9 cms) Drawers 2 offLength - 8 inches (20.4 cms)Width - 2 inches (5 cms)Height - 7/8 inches (2.2 cms)PHOTOGRAPHS FORM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE DESCRIPTION SO PLEASE CHECK THEM CAREFULLY AND USE THE ZOOM FACILITY FOR YOUR CONFIDENCEWHILST WE ENDEAVOUR TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS MAY VARY IN COLOUR ALL OUR ITEMS ARE DESPATCHED 'SIGNED FOR' - ALSO TRACKABLE IN MOST CASES UK - Parcel Force Express 48 = £8.70EUROPE - Parcel Force Euro Priority = £20.23USA & CANADA & OTHER ZONE 1 - Parcel Force Global Priority = £41.95Parcel Weight : 5.30 kg ooo O oooStyle//// Period:George III, Product:Boxes, Age:1800-1849, Primary Material:Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type:Figured Rosewood, Original/Repro:Original
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ANTIQUE GEORGE III (REGENCY) ROSEWOOD WRITING SLOPE / BOX. C1815-1820 (Code 518)