Antique Birds Eye Maple & Mother of Pearl Fitted Writing Box Slope circa 1880

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Seller: cgfclocks (2.127) 100%, Location: Cheshire, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 383030799277 Antique Birds Eye Maple & Mother of Pearl Writing Box / Slope PLEASE VIEW OUR EBAY SHOP FOR OTHER ARTICLES WE HAVE FOR SALE ALL OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS LISTED UNDER 'BUSINESS SELLER INFORMATION' DESCRIPTION: This is superb antique Birds Eye maple veneered and Mother of Pearl writing box which dates to circa 1880. This really is an superb article, as you can see from the photographs this writing box is made from the most exquisite veneers which have the most stunning grain. The top has a lovely emblem inlaid to the centre then all the edges are canted and finished with Mother of Pearl which creates a wonderful effect. The front has a brass shield shaped key hole inlaid. The box is complete with it's lock but there is no key. When the lid is lifted this reveals a letter rack to the inside of the lid which has been created out of satinwood veneers. Then to the other side are two inkwells , a pen slide and two compartments and a writing slab. This then lifts up gain to revel the writing slope which is a deep purple with a tooled gilded edge. Under the writing slope to one side there is a large open compartment then to the other side there are three compartments and three stamp slides again this interior has been created our of lovely satinwood veneers. DIMENSIONS: The approximate dimensions are: - 13 inches (33 cm) long - 10.5 inches (27 cm) deep - 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) high AGE: The writing box is circa 1880. CONDITION: The writing box is in very good overall condition as can be seen from the photographs especially considering it's age, just minor knocks / marks commensurate with age and just missing a couple of small pieces of veneer to the rear as can be seen in photograph. There is a split along the fold of leather of the writing slope which is common. Overall it is a wonderful writing box which would grace any home, so happy. Payment: Please ensure payment is made within 2 days of the end of the auction and collection is made within 14 days. Payment methods listed. For collection in person, cash on collection. Please email any other questions before bidding and only bid if you are serious about buying. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. Postage: POSTAGE IS TO ENGLAND WALES AND PARTS OF SCOTLAND, EXCLUDING THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS. Please note that there is a surcharge of £10 for delivery to: The Highlands and Islands of Scotland Postcodes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE and also Northern Island, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly. Postcodes BT, IM, TR21-25. ALL OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS LISTED UNDER 'BUSINESS SELLER INFORMATION' Ref: writing box 21 Condition: Please see photographs and description. The writing box is in very good overall condition as can be seen from the photographs especially considering it's age, just minor knocks / marks commensurate with age and just missing a couple of small pieces of veneer to the rear as can be seen in photograph. There is a split along the fold of leather of the writing slope which is common., Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Birds Eye Maple, Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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