Writing Slope Madeira Award Winning Rosewood Inlaid 1850's

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Seller: regencyclassic (538) 100%, Location: City of Brighton & Hove, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173860140302 A rare inlaid writing slope from Portuguese Madeira made by the award winning Antonio Jose D’Abreu. This superb handmade writing slope was one of the finest made in its time. A piece made by a top craftsman and looking around this superb slope I can see why. Dated to around 1850. It has an array of stunning marquetry inlaid into is lid. Fantastic fretted galleries to three sides. The box is Rosewood and local specialist timbers. The whole box is in excellent condition and shows its quality with maker’s label for “Antonio Jose D’Abreu". Prize award for excellence in cabinet making at the Madeira Exhibitions of 1850 and at those in Porto in 1857 and 1862. Rua Do Mercado De S. Joao, Madeira". With working lock and key. Open its main lid to reveal a writing area with original green felt. Three small inside drawers. Both flaps open for document storage. In the top galleries are various compartments with its original round ruler and pen lift out lid. Extremely rare to find all complete and in such well look after condition. No major faults can be seen can be seen. Dimensions: Height…7 5/8" - 19.4cm.Width…17 1/4" - 44cm.Depth…11.5" - 29.3cm. Please ask any questions. Would make superb gift. We ship worldwide at cost prices fully tracked. Condition: “Excellent Antique Original Condition., Product Type: Boxes, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Style/ Period: Victorian, Age: 1850-1899, Product: Boxes, Sub-Type: Rosewood, Type: Writing Box, Original/Repro: Original, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes

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