Victorian writing slope.
Victorian mahogany and rosewood writing slope with brass inlay decoration.
A superb and in wonderful condition - antique - Victorian c1860s - Mahogany and Rosewood box writing slope that is of very high quality and is so well preserved. There are no faults nor flaws to this wonderful antique and it has great character.
The Rosewood has a glass like sheen. There are no flaws nor marks upon this wood which is very smooth to the touch. With lavish brass inlay decoration.
The ink pot featured is not the original but is a reproduction of the same era - and slots in exactly to the compartment. The ink pot is cubed glass with a brass collar and a brass screw topped lid.
Overall - this is an excellent - antique - Victorian box shaped writing slope that is in pristine condition and is a beautiful object in its own right. It comes with its fully operational lock and key - and there is plenty of space to store many private documents.
Measures: 45,5 cm x 25 cm x 15,5 cm (approximately 10" x 10" x 6")
Weight: 3 kg
These little artworks had a privileged location on the best english homes during the XIX century, accompanied the nobles on their journeys and the senior offices in their campaigns. They were extremely useful and also a sign of distinction.
Take this opportunity. The current global economic situation has made this type of works have a bargain price when valuing the wood they are made of, their age and their perfect finish. But this situation will no longer last as probably soon these works will reach again the prices they used to have.