Antique Victorian/Edwardian Ebonised Campaign Travelling Chest Writing Slope

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Seller: e-hq (6.448) 100%, Location: Beverley, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 113828788805 The Old Gadgets Shop FAST Worldwide Shipping Genuine Antique, Vintage and Retro - 'Old Gadgets' Home New Arrivals Feedback Contact Antique Ebonised Campaign Chest / Travelling Writing Slope Practical / Usable Size. Impressive Looking. Buy in Now, or make an offer! Item Description Antique Ebonised Writing Slope This Writing Slope, is of a practical size (see photo with teacup for scale) and is double hinged with quality brass fittings. The lid contains compartments for letters, etc., as well as holders for pens, letter openers, etc. All is included as seen with exception of the green pen in one of the images. Included in the lid is a letter opener, an Edwardian propelling pencil, and something else which I'm not too sure about, but appears to be silver with hallmarks. The top holder extends forward a couple of inches on a spring, when depressing the brass button at the top, for easy access. The interior is covered in what appears to be a black leather. The same probably covered the whole box at some time, but the outside is now ebonised. The horizontal part containing the two blotters, hinges forward to form the wring slope, which is of a practical size - not too big, not too small. Once opened, the upper and lower parts of the slope, hinge open to reveal more compartments. The lower one is released with a brass locking mechanism. At the back in the base, is a removable section, containing a removable pen tray, to reveal a pen box beneath. Either side of this are the match lighters holder (with metal striker) and on the other side, a matching ink well. Both are removable, leather covered with brass fittings and locking hinged lids. Unfortunately there's currently no key, for what appears to be a Bramah lock (although unmarked). This would normally present a problem with carrying the box. However, it would appear that at some time, a couple of brass (with brass screws) clasps have been added at either side, making the box fully functional without a key, and secure and easy to carry by the brass inlaid carrying handle on the top. Unless you want to hide the contents, this is more practical, with easy fast access, no need to worry about finding a lost key, and no weight / stress on the lock, if you do find a replacement key. Condition The box is in generally good condition, as is the interior. However, it would benefit from a bit of a clean, although is not as bad as the photo's depict, due to being lightened for low light when photographed. There is a green baize on the base, which is quite age worn. The only notable point, is that in the base section where the white blotters are located, near the lock, the leather has split on either side (see photos). The one on the left is secure, probably having been re-glued, and the the one on the right would benefit from a small amount of glue too. There are a couple of small marks to the leather within the lid, resulting from the lid being closed, with the match and inkwell holders brass straps being raised - although hardly noticeable, could easily be sorted with a little black boot polish. Summary: An impressive, very usable and practical box and writing slope. With plenty of stationery / pens storage spaces. Why not treat yourself - or make an offer, before someone else does - you know you deserve it! Approximate dimensions: Closed WxHxD = 16" x 7 1/2" x 11 1/2" (410mm x 190mm x 280mm). Fully open: WxHxD = 16" x 16 1/2" x 20" (410mm x 420mm x 510mm) Items are always securely and carefully parcelled, insured - and delivered by courier. Items are nearly always dispatched within 2 days, unless stated otherwise, or awaiting payment. Important - please note: Unlike some other vintage sales on eBay - we aim to give you an comprehensive and accurate description, so that you are fully aware of all details, with no unpleasant surprises. However, as this is a vintage item, there are no guarantees or returns, unless the item is obviously damaged in transit. All images form an essential part of the description, please examine carefully. If you require any further images - then please ask. Items are always securely and very carefully parcelled, insured, marked 'fragile' - and delivered by courier. P&P: Postage and package charges (where applicable) may include: [1] Courier charges [2] Insurance fee's [3] Proof of delivery fee [4] Packaging materials [5] Payment for our time to parcel and deliver to the courier [6] eBays postage commission. We do NOT make any profit on delivery charges - and often make a small loss. If you are not happy with our postal charges - then either please do not purchase - or alternatively, you can make arrangements to collect directly from us by appointment for free - subject to us offering that option. Let's be honest - there's no such thing as 'free' postage - there is no courier who will deliver for free, it's just included in the total price! We often list our postage costs separately, so that we can reduce the total amount if you are making a purchase for more than one item simultaneously, which can be parcelled together. Are you looking for a specific 'old gadget' - be it a radio, gramophone, clock, barometer, or something else? We have a large stock of items not yet listed on eBay - and we may already have just what you are looking for! So why not get in touch - tell us what you are looking for, or may be interested in, and if we have one or more in stock, then we will let you know, and list it/them on eBay for your perusal - with no obligation to buy. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us now from here (opens in a new window). General Details All items come from a smoke and pet-free environment. Parcelling of all items are done with great care, to ensure safe arrival, and are insured - we love these 'old gadgets' too - and appreciate the care they need. We aim to describe items as accurately as possible, with specific details relating to any faults or damage that we are aware of. We aim to dispatch items within 2 working days. If you need the item urgently or delivering on a specific day, or require any further details - please do not hesitate to get in touch. We do not make any profit on any postal and parcelling charges. We are happy to combine postage costs. See Other Items Shipping Shipping / Delivery Information. We aim to dispatch items within 2 working days following cleared payment. 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If we have provided the option to collect - then collection is by appointment at a mutually convenient time, from the beautiful historic town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Payment Our Payment Options. PayPal payments are preferred, however we will also accept payments by cash-on-collection (if applicable), Postal Order, Cheque, or Bank Transfer. If making a Payment other than by PayPal, please contact us to advise us, or for further details such as whom to make payments to, and at what address. Or in the case of a Bank Transfer / BACs, please contact us for our bank account details. Items will not be dispatched until the payment has cleared. There are no discounts for cash - as we still pay our usual eBay fee's, regardless of whatever payment method is received. Returns Our Returns Policy. We only accept returns, if the item you receive does not match our description and/or images, or if the item has been damaged in transit. As a private seller, we do not accept returns simply on the basis that you have changed your mind, and no longer want the item. We generally insure our items prior to dispatch, and if you believe the item has been damaged in transit, please provide as much information as possible, including photographs of the damage and packaging. If in any doubt, please contact us before leaving feedback, so that we can quickly resolve any problems, to our mutual satisfaction. We will leave you feedback, once we know that you are happy with your purchase - usually from receiving your feedback. Thanks for looking Thank You for your purchase Home New Arrivals Feedback Contact The Old gadgets Shop is part of e-HQ, a trustworthy UK based eBay Seller - with over 6000 successful transactions over 15-years, since 2003. We aim to please! Based in the beautiful, historic town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. With a love, and lots of experience of all technology, ancient, old and new. If you are looking for a something specific, which you cannot see listed here, then please contact us, as we may already have such an item in stock which we can list for you. Copyright e-HQ 2018 All Rights Reserved - Template Created by ZTproject Condition: No key, but locked with clasps, so very usable and practicable. Generally very good, see below for further information.., Product Type: Writing Slopes, Style/ Period: Victorian / Edwardian, Product: Writing Chest, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: wood / Brass / Leather, Product Sub-Type: Writing Slope, Original/Repro: Original

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