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.
Campaign type coromandel writing slope having cedar secondariesa leather folding slope, one inkwell, five various compartments, having one 'Secret Drawer', & with brass bindings. Condition: fair, general wear to the leather, minor losses to the
A Victorian mahogany writing box, 19th century, the hinged box simply adorned with white metal stringing and mother-of-pearl button embellishments and a conforming escutcheon, the interior with paper lining. Height 10.5 cm. Width 25.5 cm. Depth 17.5 cm
A Victorian rosewood writing box, 19th century, the rectangular box with a mother-of-pearl cartouche to the lid and a matching escutcheon, with white metal stringing and paper lined to the interior. Height 14 cm. Width 35.5 cm. Depth 24 cm
A Victorian rosewood writing box, 19th century, the rectangular box with a mother-of-pearl cartouche to the lid and a matching escutcheon, with white metal stringing to the edges and mother-of-pearl eyelet motifs. Height 12.5 cm. Width 30 cm. Depth 21.5 cm
A superb Tasmanian timber writing box, huon pine, musk, cedar, blackwood, myrtle, beefwood, honeysuckle and casuarina, cedar secondary timbers, fitted with slope and drawer compartments, circa 1850, 18 cm high, 61 cm wide, 31 cm deep
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
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