Vintage Antique Victorian Writing Slope Lap Desk Box Tunbridge Ware C1800's

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Seller: darosa40 (1.029) 98.9%, Location: Colchester, Ships to: GB, Item: 143230407761 Antique Victorian PeriodWalnut Tunbridge ware InlayWriting SlopeEnglandCirca Late 1800'sA lovely 19th century Victorian writing slope or lap desk. Made in superb grained walnut wood veneer with intricate geometric Tunbridge ware design Mother of Pearl insets to lid and lock surround very typical of this period. The lid opens to a well appointed plush felt lined gilt edged writing surface, to lower storage compartments. The box is in lovely aged antique condition with little in the way of veneer marks, there is no key nor ink bottles.Approx. Dimensions: 11 3/4"(30.0cm) wide by 8 3/4"(22.3cm) deep by 6"(15.2cm) tall The box has been handed down through my family over many years and is very good condition. the lower internal flap has signs of a repair to the right hand side, please refer to picturesThe age is estimated from the research I have carried out but I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this.Tunbridge Ware, a marquetry technique developed in the Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells area of Kent England. PLEASE NOTEI would prefer personal inspection and collection otherwise if you require it sent please ensure you are satisfied with the condition from my pictures as I cannot accept a return on this item for any reason. If you require more pictures or information please do ask. If sending the item it will be very well packed and sent via Royal Mail 'Special Delivery' insured but at your own risk FROM NON-SMOKER HOME E.& O.E. Product Type: Writing Slopes, Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Walnut, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Original/Repro: Original

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