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Antique Writing box veneered in walnut and edged with brass circa 1875

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Reference:  WB465

Description:
WB465: Writing box veneered in walnut circa 1875. 
Writing box veneered in figured walnut with rounded brass surround and fine brass stringing. The brass acts both ad decoration and protection. The interior is veneered in ebonised wood. The writing surface is covered in the original gold embossed leather. There is a second lock to the flap and two secret drawers. 
Working locks and keys.

  Origin: UK

Circa: 1875

Size:  39 cm by 24 cm by 17.4 cm: 15.4 inches by 9.5  inches by6.9  inches.

Condition: Dents to top. Working locks and keys. See photos

 

WB465: Writing box veneered in walnut circa 1875. Writing box veneered in figured walnut with rounded brass surround and fine brass stringing. The brass acts both ad decoration and protection. The interior is veneered in ebonised wood. The writing surface is covered in the original gold embossed leather. There is a second lock to the flap and two secret drawers.  Enlarge Picture

 

WB465: Writing box veneered in walnut circa 1875. Writing box veneered in figured walnut with rounded brass surround and fine brass stringing. The brass acts both ad decoration and protection. The interior is veneered in ebonised wood. The writing surface is covered in the original gold embossed leather. There is a second lock to the flap and two secret drawers.   Enlarge Picture

 

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Detail showing rounded brass

 

There is a second lock to the flap.

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 The writing surface is covered in the original gold embossed leather.

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 Beneath the flaps there are spaces for storing paper and writing materials

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 Detail of two secret drawers and mahogany panel.

There are compartments for pens and inkwells in the upper part.

 

 

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The gold tooling on the original leather writing surface is fine and well designed.

 

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There are some dents to top.

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