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Antique Rosewood  Writing slope/ Lap desk Circa 1820. 

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Reference:  WB151

Description:
WB151: A rosewood writing slope of  with fine brass and ebony inlay. The upper flap covers compartments for pens and inkwells. The lower flap opens down to a velvet (replacement) covered writing surface framed with a cross-banding of rosewood. the box retains an original inkwell. There is a compartment for holding paper under the writing surface. Circa1820.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1820

Materials: Rosewood and brass on mahogany structure.

Size: 35.5 cm by 25.8 cm by 8.5 cm: 13.9 inches by 10.1 inches by 3.4 inches.

Condition: Good overall working lock and key. See images.

 

WB151: A rosewood writing slope of  with fine brass and ebony inlay. The upper flap covers compartments for pens and inkwells. The lower flap opens down to a velvet (replacement) covered writing surface framed with a cross-banding of rosewood. the box retains an original inkwell. There is a compartment for holding paper under the writing surface. 1820 Enlarge Picture

 

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The lower flap opens down to a velvet (replacement) covered writing surface framed with a cross-banding of rosewood. 

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Detail of the brass and ebony inlay.

 

 The box has a central Carrying handle. 

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 The box retains an original inkwell with a silver plated top. The supplementary lid is accented with a brass line inlay.

 

Under the writing tablet is a compartment for storing paper.

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