The slope has an lovely writing area inside with a maroon velvet leather skiver. The locks and hinges are original. There are two replacement cut glass ink wells with screw fit brass lids. The hinges are original and in great condition, which again is rare in boxes of this age.As well as the solid brass cartouche there is a matching quality brass estuchion around the keyhole. The Cartouche has the letters B C engraved on it as shown. This slope is very solid and well made of good quality, thick, hand cut veneer of.
Oromandel /Macassar Ebony giving a stunning dark high polished patination to the box. This wood is a rare find as original Victorian coromandel is prone to splits and shakes. This writing slope has only the smallest signs of shakes across the top as shown in the photographs. This great condition original writing slope would make an ideal addition to your desk with it's many unique features.
Please see photographs for full details of condition. In keeping with it's age this antique writing slope will be securely packaged and posted with tracking. The item "Very Rare Coromandel Victorian Writing Slope with 2 Secret Drawers Circa 1870's" is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Writing Slopes".
The seller is "lufermolo" and is located in Woking. This item can be shipped worldwide.