Antique Penwork and Rosewood Writing Slope with Pyramided
Top Decorated with a Classical Print and Framed by Stylized Flora Circa 1800
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Ref: WB615 http://www.hygra.com/uk/n11/WB615
A George III penwork and
rosewood writing slope of rare and complex form, the pyramided top
decorated with a colored engraving depicting a classical
theme. The box has two compartmentalized drawers to the sides. The top
opens to a sloping writing surface with replacement leather writing surface
and a lift out pen tray. There is a compartment for storing papers
beneath the writing surface. The particular form makes the box
ideal for personal correspondence. The raised lid would allow the
box to be closed with a half written letter still in situe. The
box could be locked for privacy. Boxes combining pen work with
rosewood are rare. We document a few in our book Antique
Boxes Tea Caddies, and Society, which may be from the same
Origin: UK; Circa1800:
; Materials: .
Size: 37.2 cm wide by 31.8 cm by 18.5 cm tapering
to 14.5 cm: 14.7 inches wide
by 12.5 inches by 7.3 inches tapering to 5.7
overall for period; working lock and key; see images and individual
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