Georgian Brass bound Mahogany Writing Slope with Inkwells & Key, circa 1815

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Seller: whatnotrousers (588) 100%, Location: Blakeney, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 132865766325 Gatcombe Antiques A really nice old campaign style Georgian brass bound writing slope, with inkwells and working key. The top opens to reveal the writing slope which has an olive green leather insert with gold tooling, a new but sympathetic replacement. Each flap opens up to access storage room beneath. Under the top flap, there is a criss-cross arrangement of ribbon for business card, letters etc. This is original and very unusual to find in such an old box. It has a flush brass handle on each side, that pull out for carrying purposes. It has a large drawer that can be pulled out from the right hand side, after a large brass pin, situated on the right edge, has been removed. It has a star shaped boxwood escutcheon and the lock is original with a new working key cut for it. At the top end, the is a compartmet with unusualy, a brass hinged lid, for keeping pens. To the right of this is a nib tray and in each corner are the pair of brass screw topped inkwells. Cleaned, re-waxed and polished, The mahogany has a really good patina with age marks and ink splatters that add to its character and appeal, in excellent antique condition. Mesurements: 38 cm wide, 23 cm deep and 15 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 With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Excellent antique condition - please see appraisal, Product: Boxes, Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes, Sub-Type: Mahogany, Age: 1800-1849, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Style/ Period: Georgian, Original/Repro: Original Insights Exclusive
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