Victorian Oak Writing Slope
A lovely Victorian writing slope with secret drawers and a working lock and key. The corners and edges are bound in brass with matching brass escutcheon and cartouche.
Inside, the box is fitted with a good quality green leather writing surface with a gold tooled edge. It comes with a glass inkwell and a pen tray. There is a secret compartment with 3 small drawers below the front leather surface that springs open by lifting a piece of wood next to the inkwell.
The box is in very good condition for its age with a beautiful patina and displays very nicely. The leather writing surface is in excellent condition. The glass inkwell is missing its cap and there are some general signs of age and use, some knocks and light scuffs and some old ink stains but nothing detrimental. Overall the box displays very well.
Approximate Measurements (closed) :
Width : 16" (41cm)
Height : 6 1/2" (17cm)
Depth : 9 1/2" (24cm)
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