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Item:233020485315Antique Georgian Mahogany Writing Slope / box - great box for a collector! Lovely mahogany gentleman's folding, travelling writing slope / box. Fully brass bound edges and ornate inlay on the lid of the box. Typed note inside the box states its provenance with the following words:"Seen by the Victoria & Albert Museum in June, 1972 and believed to be mid Georgian, circa 1770"Once opened it has a red leather interior with gold decorative inlay. At the front it has an inkwell either side. These have traces of ink in the as shown.In between is a concave space for pens which also reveals another space underneath. This space has ink stains.Under the front part of the leather writing pad there is a panel which pops out when you pull the wooden slide next to the left inkwell.This works with a pop mechanism to reveal 2 secret drawers behind the panel.The leather part of the pad on the lid also can be flipped back to reveal another space underneath for storage of papers etc. It is all in excellent condition for its age; it has had a little nudge on the left hand side as the brass is slightly bulging, but this can probably be corrected by an expert. There are further small dents on the brass edges and small marks on the wooden outside - please look at all the pictures as it all shows clearly.Seen the age of the box it has survived remarkably well! The wood on the inside has ink stains as shown in the pictures. The leather is excellent as shown. The box has a lock at the front and still comes with the original key.The wooden box has a small ornate brass metal inlays on the lid.The box is 35cm /13 3/4" wide; 12cm / 4 3/4" high ; 24cm / 9.5" deepThe whole box weighs about 3300 g. Fabulous present for a silver collector!Please ask about international postage as this is heavy and will vary depending on where you are.Please take a look at my other items!Condition:Great condition!Brass slightly bent on left-hand side - please see all pictures., Primary Material:Wood/ Woodenware, Age:Pre-1800, Style/ Period:Georgian, Product:Writing Slope Box, Sub-Type:Mahogany, Original/Repro:Original
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Antique Georgian Mahogany Brass Bound English Writing Slope / Box c.1770 Leather