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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A Victorian Tunbridge ware writing slope and a rectangular box, the slope 30 x 25 cm, the box 27 cm wide

Antique mahogany writing slope, with brass fittings, 35 cm x 24 cm approx

Victorian campaign writing slope box, 40 cm wide approx

Antique mahogany brass bound writing slope, circa 1800, 40.5 x 25 cm, 16 cm high

Victorian wooden writing slope box, with brass inlay, 35.5 x 23 cm approx

A mahogany and brass campaign writing slope, English, early 19th century, 19 cm high, 56 cm wide, 28 cm deep

Victorian fruitwood desk compendium having two hinged doors, a moving calendar & various document compartmets, with keys. Condition: good, some minor age related wear. Dimensions 41 x 36.5 x 32 cm

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

Victorian rosewood writing slope. Fitted interior, as inspected. Engraved dedication to lid dated 1865.

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 writing slope, Tasmanian blackwood, mid 19th century, 17.5 cm high, 46 cm wide, 31 cm deep

A writing box, brass bound mahogany, English, mid 19th century, 18 cm high, 56 cm wide, 28 cm deep

A mahogany writing box, English, circa 1865, 10 cm high, 36 cm wide 23 cm deep

A Tasmanian writing slope box, fiddleback blackwood, musk and huon pine stringing, circa 1840, 16 cm high, 46.5 cm wide, 26 cm deep

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

Antique wooden writing slope with brass metal fittings, width 35 cm X, diameter 23.5 cm x 14.5 cm approx

Antique French Rosewood writing box with brass inlay, 41 cm long, 22 cm D, 13 cm D

Vintage timber brass inlaid writing slope, with fitted interior together with key, 38 x 26 cm

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