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Antique Flame Mahogany Writing Box with secret drawers circa 1845.

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Reference:  WB171

Description:
WB171: Flame mahogany writing box with brass shield shape name plate, and escutcheon, brass corners and straps opening to a fitted interior with velvet covered writing slope, compartments for writing tools and inkwells. Under the writing surface there are places for storing papers. There are also secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel released by pulling on one of the divisions. Circa 1845.

Origin:  UK.

Circa: 1845


Size: 39.8 cm by 23.6 cm by 14 cm: 15.6 inches by 9.2 inches by 5.5 inches.

Condition: Good over all, working lock and key; see images.

 

WB171: Flame mahogany writing box with brass shield shape name plate, and escutcheon, brass corners and straps opening to a fitted interior with velvet covered writing slope, compartments for writing tools and inkwells. Under the writing surface there are places for storing papers. There are also secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel released by pulling on one of the divisions. Circa 1845. Enlarge Picture

 

WB171: Flame mahogany writing box with brass shield shape name plate, and escutcheon, brass corners and straps opening to a fitted interior with velvet covered writing slope, compartments for writing tools and inkwells. Under the writing surface there are places for storing papers. There are also secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel released by pulling on one of the divisions. Circa 1845. Enlarge Picture

The box has a fitted interior with velvet (replacement) covered writing slope, compartments for writing tools and inkwells.

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The box has a pair of reproduction inkwells with screw tops. The bottles are blown. There are cut facets in the shoulders. 

 

Under the writing surface there are places for storing papers. 

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There are also secret drawers concealed behind a sprung panel released by pulling on one of the divisions.

The fronts of the secret drawers are veneered with birds eye maple.

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