Georgian writing box in mahogany. Circa 1820.
Georgian solid mahogany writing slope with brass corners.
A superb and in wonderful condition - antique - Georgian c1820s - Mahogany 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 mahogany has a glass like sheen. There are no flaws nor marks upon this wood which is very smooth to the touch. The brass corners are perfect.
The slope covers is new.
The inks pots featured is not the original but is a reproduction of the same era - and slots in exactly to the compartment. The inks pots is cubed glass with a brass collar and a brass screw topped lid - this inks pots is in pristine condition.
Below the desk has a pending tray with small compartments for storing small things (this tray is new and is made of wood laceada by hand)
Beneath the hollow ink and pens are three small secret drawers originals.
Overall - this is an excellent - antique - Georgian 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: 51 cm x 26 cm x 15 cm (approximately 20,5" x 10,5" x 6")
Weight aproximately: 5 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.