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Item:3122907284740966 Inlaid Writing Slope Description A mid to late 19th century Victorian period walnut small sized writing slope. It has inlaid bands in the Tunbridge style of miniature marquetry squares. It has a shield shaped escutcheon and top inset plaque in mother-of-pearl and there is cross banding to the lid and front. Inside it has a blue velvet writing area and a brass latch for opening the lower section. There is a lid to cover the writing instrument section, and a space for an inkwell (not present). It has a good quality brass lock with key and this works fine as do the hinges. It is quite a small example, small enough to travel with or to use at a personal desk for example. Nicely polished and a good decorative piece.. Condition Nicely polished and good looking as can be seen in the images, Normal age related wear, scratches and knocks. Slight losses of veneer at edges, but nothing significant and typical for age. Velvet worn and thinned as expected and parted through the fold line. Pull tabs worn away. No inkwell. Base recovered in modern felt. Approx Dimensions Height: 13 cm ( 5 1/8 inch ) Width: 25.5 cm ( 10 inch ) Weight: 1610 grams (before packing) Stock Code: 0966 FB18-1 Join our Ebay mailing list to get weekly updates on new items Shipping Information All items are shipped fully insured at no extra cost. Items are listed with appropriate shipping services for most destinations, if your destination is not shown please ask as we may still be able to help. Enhanced shipping services may be available at extra cost if required, please enquire before payment is made. Overseas buyers are responsible for any import duties and taxes which may be levied by their country or government. Further Information We make every effort to examine, photograph and list items as accurately as possible, and we hope you will be delighted with your purchase. If for any reason you are unhappy with your item please let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to put things right. If you wish to return an item please ask us for details on how to proceed to ensure a quick and simple returns process. Many thanks for viewing our item - please feel free to contact us with any feedbackCondition:Nicely polished and good looking as can be seen in the images, Normal age related wear, scratches and knocks. Slight losses of veneer at edges, but nothing significant and typical for age. Velvet worn and thinned as expected and parted through the fold line. Pull tabs worn away. No inkwell. Base recovered in modern felt., Style/ Period:Victorian, Sub-Type:Walnut, Product Type:Writing Slopes, Product:Boxes, Age:1850-1899, Primary Material:Wood/ Woodenware, Original/Repro:Original
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Antique Victorian Inlaid Walnut Wooden Writing Slope / Lap Desk with Lock & Key