A rectangular box, usually portable which, when opened, folds down to reveal a sloped writing surface. Usually equipped with small ink wells and pen holders.
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A lidded box, often made of oak or walnut with incised carving, designed to hold the family bible with its record of births, deaths and marriages. They were sometimes set on a stand and were popular in the 17th and 18th century, although there are also 19th century examples.
Brass bound Victorian rosewood writing slope Inscription inside box ' Presented to Mrs John Filbee on the day of her Marriage by her Sincere friend Mrs Dove' Swansea (TAS) 3 April 1872 with original key
William Seuffert, rare writing compendium, composed of specimen native timbers with traditional European parquetry and New Zealand marquetry flora, fauna and indigenous Maori themes, made by William Seuffert in 1905. Height 42 cm. Width 36.5 cm. Depth 23 c
Rosewood writing slope inlaid with brass detail, having a leather clad deskcover, various compartments & two inkwells, with a small key. Condition fair to poor, some losses & loose brass banding, 40 x 24 x 15.5 cm
A Victorian flame mahogany writing slope, second half 19th century, the campaign style writing slope with brass tipped corners to the lid and a cartouche, small straps to the edges, opening to a black leather tooled slope with a compartment for pens and tw
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