Early Victorian Writing Slope with Secret Drawers, Inkwell & Key, circa 1840

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Seller: whatnotrousers (697) 100%, Location: Blakeney, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 133113771521 Gatcombe Antiques An exemplary early Victorian brass bound rosewood veneered writing slope, with two secret drawers, two screw top brass inkwells and a working key, circa 1840. The top has a central vacant, shaped brass cartouche which matches the escutcheon. There is probably a fancy name for the shape of which I am currently unaware of. The top opens to reveal the writing slope which has been fitted with a new antique blue skiver with gold tooling. At the top end there is the usual arrangement of central pen tray, nib tray and the inkwells in the corners. Both writing slope flaps lift up to access storage areas beneath. When the top flap is lifted, the secret drawers can be accessed by pulling up the divider between the inkwell and the nib tray, in so doing, releasing a spring loaded timber section, with the drawers behind. It has been sympathetically cleaned, re-waxed and polished. A new green baize has been fitted to the bottom and it is in overall excellent condition. Measurements: 40.3 cm wide, 23.7 cm deep and 16.3 cm high. Aftercare: Cleaned and restored to a high standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. You can occasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please don’t use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the waxed surface. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Excellent condition ~ please see appraisal, Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1800-1849, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Rosewood, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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