Antique Victorian Rosewood Writing Slope Box

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Seller: jim544y (939) 100%, Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Ships to: GB, Item: 143382611133 LARGE LATE VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD VENEER WRITING SLOPE Approximate size closed: 40.5cm width x 27.5cm depth x 14cm heightApproximate size open 55.5cm x 40.5cm A lovely example of a late Victorian writing slope in excellent condition throughout (exterior has usual and acceptable marks of age related wear and tear - absolutely nothing serious and does not detract from its appearance). The rosewood interior is particularly tidy and very clean there is a replacement screw top glass inkwell included and most unusually the original rosewood rule is present (these are usually missing). There is a lidded pen tray with its original cover/pen rest and there are two further small compartments either side of the pen tray one is lidded with a turned bone knob and the other is fitted out for old style postage stamps. The writing surface retains its original deep purple leather skiver in quite remarkable condition with 'blind' embossing to its edges. Black satin tabs to lift the writing panels are in place as is all the brass furniture (catches, hinges etc.). The document storage areas beneath the writing panels easily take A4 size sheets without folding. The original 3 catch lock is in place - a sign of a quality box and is in working condition with a replacement period key with new purple tassel. The exterior of the box is edged with mother of pearl, abalone and ebony decoration and there is a decorative cartouche to the centre of the lid professionally engraved with the name 'Thomas Whitley'. A bone diamond shaped keyhole escutcheon to the front I would think is a replacement. This is a very attractive box with a particularly superb interior, it displays well and is still a practical, useful item. The box is relatively heavy and the postage to any UK destination is reflected in the Buy it Now Price. Condition: Some minor blemishes tiny age cracks/scratches to veneer in places, nothing that would not be expected on a piece of this period all commensurate with honest wear and tear. Tiny veneer loss to rear corners of base not noticeable. Overall in excellent condition., Product Type: Writing Slopes, Style/ Period: Victorian, Sub-Type: Rosewood, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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