Writing Slope Antique Beautiful Large Victorian Walnut And Brass. 1860's

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Seller: regencyclassic (542) 100%, Location: City of Brighton & Hove, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183889108648 This is an interesting antique writing slope of grand proportions in stunning Walnut and brass. C.1860's in date approx. The top lifts up to reveal a writing and storage area's. The inside is in Ebony and has a replaced new burgundy leather with a 18ct gold decorative boarders and corner motifs. Inner flap lifts up for storage of papers etc. One is lockable with key and the other has two catches to hold flap in place while opening and closing. Inside also contains a pair of original inkwell pot's with screw off lid's one for black the other for red ink. No damage to glass. Two lift out lidded compartment for pens,nibs etc. All brass work is functional and well maintained. Comes with providence note dated C.1890 from a former owners saying a few things about the history of the slope. Interesting and nice to have. Inside has three small secret drawers. These are hidden behind a sprung loaded panel which can be opened by pulling upwards on the inkwell divider as shown in pictures. The box has brass rounded edges to top and corners, fine brass and boxwood inlay lines to front and top. Giving it some quality detail. Fully working top quality 'Bramah' lock and one key. Stamped on lock is Bramah Patent London. Theses locks were only used on the finest boxes. This is an anti pick lock. You have to press and hold key in while turning to open or close. Original green felt on under side for protection. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector. The timbers are in superb condition for its age and can't see any major problems. Excellent polish in very well maintained condition with lush waxed shine. Please note all antique items will show signs of age related usage this is only to be expected. Dimensions are: Height: 18.5cms (7 1/4") Length: 50cms (19 3/4") Depth: 28cms (11") Fabulous good quality item. Would make super gift. Looks grand on display. Please ask any questions and I will get back to you ASP. Many thanks for your interest. Condition: Superb quality box. Comes with providence dated C1890., 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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