Victorian Writing Slope
with Secret Drawer
Gorgeous writing slope made of the most beautiful burr walnut, edged in brass with matching brass inlay and escutcheon.
Inside, the box is fitted with lovely green leather. There are also two glass inkwells and a pen tray. There is a secret drawer below the leather that springs open by a catch under a piece of wood next to the pen tray.
It is in excellent condition for its age with a beautiful patina and the brass has been nicely polished. There are some dark marks on the top of the box which look like old ink stains but it doesn't stand out too much against the mottled walnut. The inkwells do not have lids and there is no key for the lock. There is no major damage to the wood exterior apart from one very small chip on the back of the box (see photo). A stunning box none the less.
Approximate Measurements (closed) :
Width : 13 1/2" (35cm)
Height : 6" (15cm)
Depth : 9" (23cm)