Victorian Writing Slope
A lovely Victorian writing slope with its original 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 dark leather writing surface with a gold tooled edge. It comes with a glass inkwell and a pen tray. Both top and bottom sections of the leather surface lift up to reveal extra storage space below.
The box is in good condition for its age with a beautiful patina and displays very nicely. The leather writing surface is in good condition with no major holes or tears although it is worn along the crease and missing its pull tabs. There are some general signs of age and use, some knocks and light scuffs, a small old chip and a few old shrinkage splits on the outside of the box but nothing untoward or detrimental. Overall the box displays very well.
Approximate Measurements (closed) :
Width : 18" (46cm)
Height : 6 1/2" (16cm)
Depth : 9 1/2" (24cm)
The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask.