A large handsome, brass bound late Victorian writing slope. Veneered in burr walnut, with three secret drawers, two brass screw topped inkwells and an original lock to the main box and further original lock to open the upper writing slope flap. Both locks have had new working keys cut for them. There is a central rectangular brass cartouche on the top with inscribed initials "W M M".
This matches the brass escutcheon. The top opens to reveal the writing slope, which has been lined with a new antiqued burgundy leather skiver, with the classical Grecian key pattern gold tooling. Both writing slope flaps lift to access storage areas beneath.At the top end there is a central pen tray with removable pen tilt, a nib tray to the right, a lidded compartment to the left which would have been for stamps, and an inkwell in each corner. To access the secret drawers, the top flap needs to be lifted back, the divider between the right hand side inkwell and the nib tray then needs to be pulled up. This will in turn release a sprung timber section, exposing the three hidden mahogany drawers. The base has also been given a new green baize lining. In overall terrific condition and a good antique that would grace anyone's Chippendale sideboard.
Measurements: 50cm wide, 28cm deep and 19cm high. C leaned and restored (where necessary) to a high presentable standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to tim e. O ccasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please dont use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the wax ed surface.The item "Late Victorian Writing Slope, Secret Drawers, Inkwells & Keys" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Writing Slopes". The seller is "whatnotrousers" and is located in Blakeney. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.