This is superb Victorian Walnut brass bound writing box which dates to circa 1840 / 1860. This really is an superb article, as you can see from the photographs this writing box is made from the most exquisite Walnut which has the most superb grain. It has a stunning interior, which incorporates three beautiful secret drawers.The quality of this box is exceptional. The exterior is beautifully brass bound and there is a nicely shaped plate to the key hole and the top of the box. The top of the box has been engraved'Presented to Mr R BLOWER CC BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ELLISTOWN MENS ADULT SCHOOL OCTOBER 5th 1912', this will have been engraved at a later date then when the box was made. The box is complete with it's original lock and key which is a lovely feature.
When the lid is lifted this reveals the black tooled writing slope. The top is then released by two catches to give access to a compartments which has been nicely polished.The bottom section of the writing slope contains two ink bottle compartment which are complete with their two ink bottles with'PATENT LONDON' to the tops which is a lovely rare feature. Then there is a stamp slide to one side and a lidded compartment to the other and a pen rest to the centre. To access the bottom compartments which has been nicely polished, the bottom section of the.
The secret drawers are located behind a polished panel. To access the secret drawers, the ink bottle compartment to the right (if you are looking at the box with the secret drawer panel in front of you as shown in the photographs) has a thin piece of partitioning wood to it's left which is lifted up. This allows the covering plate to be released. The three secret drawers are lovely quality as can be seen from the photographs and have nice ribbon handles.
The approximate dimensions are: - 20 inches / 48 cm long. 10 1/2 inches / 26.5 cm deep. 7 1/2 inches / 19 cm high. The writing box is circa 1840 / 1860. The writing box is in good condition, just minor knocks and marks commensurate with age as can be seen from the photographs.In addition along the joint of the leather slope to the top compartment is split and there is a shrinkage crack in the bottom of the box. Please study photographs carefully as they form part of the description and condition, as what you view is exactly what you will receive. For collection in person, cash on collection. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. ALL OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS LISTED UNDER. The item "Antique Victorian Walnut & Brass Campaign Writing Box Slope with SECRET DRAWERS" is in sale since Wednesday, August 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "awilsonantiques" and is located in Tiverton, Tarporley, Cheshire.
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