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Antique Georgian Mahogany Triple Opening Writing Box circa 1800.

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Reference:  WB157

Description:
WB157: 
A mahogany triple opening brass bound box of quality workmanship in original condition.   Circa 1800. 

This box is very similar to another box on our site which has a dressing tray. The two must have come from the same workshop. Characteristic features of this box such as the particular shape of the protective corners, flat side handles, shape of central plaque, and quality of wood and workmanship, strongly point to the work of the cabinet maker Middleton who was recorded as working from 1801-10 at 162 Strand, London.   

Origin: UK

Circa: 1800

Materials:

Size: 30.5 cm  wide:  12 inches wide.

Condition:

 

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The box with the writing surface folded up. The ink stains bear witness to early pencraft accidents!

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 Side view showing the handle and the early type of steel screws securing the brass.

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The corners are particular. They hold and strengthen the wood panels, combining elegance with function.

 

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The surface is original baize. Note the unusual pounce pot.

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Interior paper compartment. The panel under the inkwell/pen tray slides up to reveal small secret drawers.

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The top flap opens to a document envelope. The back retains tapes for holding notes.

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View showing inkwell, and  pounce pot.

Note the unusual pounce pot.

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