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Antique Coromandel writing box Circa 1860.

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Reference:  WB172

Description:
WB172: A coromandel writing box, the front and top inlaid with brass, the sides and back ebonized, opening to a fitted interior with original embossed leather writing surface, and compartments for paper and writing instruments, Circa 1860. 

Origin: UK

Circa: 1860


Size: 35.5 cm by 24.6 cm by 14.5 cm: 14 inches by 9.8 inches by 5.7 inches.

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

 

WB172: A coromandel writing box, the front and top inlaid with brass, the sides and back ebonized, opening to a fitted interior with embossed leather writing surface, and compartments for paper and writing instruments, Circa 1860.  Enlarge Picture

 

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The box opens  a fitted interior with embossed leather writing surface, and compartments for paper and writing instruments

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Detail of the brass inlay to the top and front. The brass contrasts with the rich color of the coromandel ebony.

 

Detail of the gold and blind embossing of the original writing surface. The blind embossing depicts a classical Greek key pattern.  The stylized gold embossed floral motif in the fashion of the mid 19th C.  

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There are compartments for holding paper under the writing surface.

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