Writing Slope Antique Tunbridge Ware Victorian Walnut And Parquetry. 1860's

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Seller: regencyclassic (548) 100%, Location: City Of Brighton And Hov, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183925015451 This is an interesting antique writing slope of grand proportions in stunning Walnut. It has a train line Parquetry banding's to top and front which are made from many various timbers of the time inlaid into the Walnut, fantastic skilled work. The sides and back are in Walnut. C.1860's in date approx. The top lifts up to reveal a writing and storage area's. The inside is mainly in Ebony and has a replacement new blue leather with a 18ct gold decorative boarders and corner motifs. Inner flaps both lift up for storage of papers,jewellery etc. Inside also contains a pair of inkwell pot's with screw off lid's one for black the other for red ink. Two lift out lidded compartment for pens,nibs etc. All brass work is functional and well maintained. 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 canted edges to top and corners, which are in an array of tiny pieces of various woods in superb bands of arrows, superb quality. Fully working quality lock and key.The lock has makers stamp P. Lid closes well. Blue 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 loses or obvious damage. 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 18cm (7") Length 50cm (19 3/4") Depth 26cm (10 1/4") Fabulous good quality item. Would make super gift. Looks grand on display. Please ask any questions. Many thanks for your interest. Condition: Superb quality box, Product Type: Writing Slopes, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Age: 1850-1899, Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Sub-Type: Walnut, Original/Repro: Original, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes

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