Learn about Writing Box

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.

Learn about Bible Box

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.

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Early Arts & Crafts style desk with lift lid writing slope that opens to storage compartment, above two drawers, 105 cm wide, 58 cm deep, 99.5 cm high approx.

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

Antique timber writing compendium with pull down storage compartment, 35 cm x 22 cm, 27 cm high approx.

Victorian writing box with mother of pearl inlay, 32 cm wide

A Victorian rosewood writing slope, 15 cm high, 36 cm long, 23 cm wide

An amboyna and mother of pearl inlaid writing box, the fitted interior inset with a leather writing surface, along with a slender ink and pen compartment, some losses, 10 x 28.5 x 19 cm

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

Rosewood brass inlaid jewellery box converted from a writing slope, with a silk & velvet lined interior. Condition good, to fair, some missing brass pieces, small loss to the timber, 31 x 23 x 13 cm

An unusual mother-of-pearl inlaid papier-m√Ęche writing box,, 28 cm wide. Provenance: Property of a Gentleman, Melbourne

A Victorian mahogany writing box, 13 cm high, 41 cm wide, 25 cm deep

A rosewood writing box, 19th century, makers label 'Edwards, Manufacturers To The King, 10 cm high, 30.5 cm wide, 23 cm deep

A walnut fold out writing slope, mid 19th century, inlaid with ivory, pearl shell, ebony and amboyna, labelled 'J.EWINS, 49 STURT ST. BALLARAT, 18 cm high, 36 cm wide, 28 cm deep

An English traveling writing box, coromandel with brass inlay and fitted interior, 19th century. 13 cm high, 30 cm wide, 23 cm deep

A coromandel writing slope with mother of pearl inlay, mid 19th century. 15 cm high, 35 cm wide, 24 cm deep

A Victorian walnut writing box inlaid with brass and mother of pearl, with original inkwells, interior restored. 14 cm high, 35 cm wide, 24 cm deep

A fine English writing slope traveling box, rosewood and brass with embossed red leather interior. 18 cm high, 56 cm wide, 28 cm deep

Victorian writing box 35.5 cm wide. brass inlay missing

Fine antique English brass bound writing slope, with recessed brass carry handles, 53 cm long, 28 cm deep, 20 cm high

Early brass bound walnut writing slope. Interior fitted with leather covered slope & divided sections. Key available, height 18 cm depth 25 cm, length 45 cm

19th century mother of pearl inset writing slope with castle scene, 33 cm x 25 cm approx

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

Oak Arts & Crafts writing compendium with dual mechanical doors, 31 cm x 20 cm, 19 cm high approx.

A Victorian mahogany brass bound writing slope, with hinged leather topped writing slope and ink compartments. 50 cm high, 22 cm wide, 20 cm deep

Antique walnut brass bound writing slope see interior for restoration, no key, approx 14 cm high, 26.5 cm wide, 22 cm deep

Antique timber desk tidy, with drawer, 30 cm wide approx.

A desk compendium with two inlaid doors concealing four drawers, 33 cm high, 39 cm wide, 30 cm deep

Antique writing slope box 53.5 cm wide approx, as inspected

Antique desk compendium with inside filing sleeves & calendar and a lower shallow drawer, 77.5 cm wide (when open)

Antique brass inlaid writing slope, needs restoration no key, approx 13 cm high, 30 cm wide, 21.5 cm deep

Antique rosewood brass bound writing slope, no key, approx 12 cm high, 40 cm wide, 24 cm deep

Victorian rosewood writing slope with a velvet lined interior. Condition fair, some cracking. Dimensions 35.5 x 23.5 x 13.5 cm

Vintage oak drop front desk tidy, approx 25 cm high, 39 cm wide, 11 cm deep

Victorian rosewood writing compendium with a green leather insert & fitted compartments. Condition good to fair, some minor losses. Dimensions 35 x 25 x 15 cm

Victorian mahogany writing compendium with a black leather insert, fitted compartments & a secret drawer. Condition good to fair, minor wear & restorations. Dimensions 41 x 25.5 x 15 cm

Victorian fruitwood and ebonised writing box decorated with brass inlay, the interior with folding leather writing surface and various compartments. Height 17.5 cm. Width 33 cm. Depth 27 cm

Antique rosewood brass bound writing slope, interior for restoration, approx 12 cm high, 35 cm wide, 24 cm deep

Antique inlaid writing slope, interior for restoration, approx 17 cm high, 50 cm wide, 25 cm deep