Coromandel Writing Slope With Bramah Lock And Key Side And Secret Drawers ++++
This slope is variously described as marble wood or Coromandel. Both woods are discribed as different from each other in some referances but they are extreamely hard wood related to ebony and very rare and expensive.. WHATEVER it is called it is beautiful and as the pictures show so is every part of it. So descriptions --- The lock on the front is a bramah lock Bramah invented his lock in 1784 with its 494 million combinations and considered unpickable. This, as you can imagine, changed the world. Secrets could stay secrets businesses and governments could thrive. It is not cheap to make a lock like that so they were only fitted onto the best highest quality slopes made by the best craftsmen out of the best materials. And it has a working key. It has beautifully aged brass to its carrying handle , it edging and it brass wire. Inside is a replacement leather (skiver) It fades it colours to fit in perfectly and with its gold tooling matching the brass is harmony personified (OK so thats a bit over the top but this slope just makes me say things like that). When the pin on the side of the slope is lifted out the side drawer will slide out by pulling the handle. It has an inner lock again with a key, when that is opened it shows clean fresh antique mahogany and upon pressing at the base of one of the dividers under the pen tray will reveal three hidden drawers.
The photos will show other delights and please feel free to ask questions. The size is 50 x 27 x 21 cm and the weight is 7 kg. A pair of cut glass inkwells will be included Pic uploaded tommorrow.
The item "COROMANDEL WRITING SLOPE WITH BRAMAH LOCK AND KEY SIDE AND SECRET DRAWERS ++++" is in sale since Thursday, March 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Writing Slopes".
The seller is "w0rk2012" and is located in Alford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style/ Period: Victorian
- Product: Boxes
- Age: 1800-1849
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Antique: Yes
- Sub-Type: Coromandel
- Product Sub-Type: Writing Boxes/ Slopes
- Original/Repro: Original