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Antique Rosewood writing box with brass corners and straps Circa 1840

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Reference:  WB167

Description:
WB167: Figured rosewood writing box with brass corners and straps escutcheon and plate opening to an embossed leather (replacement) writing surface and compartments for writing implements and paper, and having two secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel. The box has two hand blown replacement reproduction inkwells. Circa 1840

Origin: UK

Circa: 1840


Size: 40 cm by 24.8 cm by 15.5 cm: 15.8 inches by 9.8 inches by 6.1 inches.

Condition: Good overall, replacement leather working lock and key

 

WB167: Figured rosewood writing box with brass corners and straps escutcheon and plate opening to an embossed leather (replacement) writing surface and compartments for writing implements and paper, and having two secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel. The box has two hand blown replacement reproduction inkwells. Circa 1840 Enlarge Picture

 

WB167: Figured rosewood writing box with brass corners and straps escutcheon and plate opening to an embossed leather (replacement) writing surface and compartments for writing implements and paper, and having two secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel. The box has two hand blown replacement reproduction inkwells. Circa 1840 Enlarge Picture

The box opens to an embossed leather (replacement) writing surface and compartments for writing implements and paper. 

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 Detail: The replacement  leather writing surface is framed  mitered rosewood facings.  

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 The box has a working lock and key

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 The screw top inkwells which are hand blown are a modern replacement

 

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Beneath the compartments for pens there is a nest of secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel

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The panel is released by puling up one of the divisions The front of the drawers is veneered with figured walnut.

 

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