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722. Irish Mahogany Mother of Pearl Writing Slope Box by Austins Dublin, circa 1860
Stunning and Rare Example of an Irish well grained Mahogany Travelling Writing Slope of good size proportions, made in Dublin, Ireland by George Austin. Third quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
The entire outer main area with lavish Mother of Pearl, Amboyna and brass strung inlays, opening to reveal a wonderful fitted interior and a dark green velvet type woven fabric writing surface, possibly its original. Initials on top MMJC
Condition: Good condition, original good surface patination. Lock and key are present and working, a few old repairs to main case done a long time ago. Brass screw capped glass inkwells are of a later date.
Height: 5" (12.5cm). Width: 14" (35cm). Depth: (closed) 9.5" (24cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable Fixed charge Worldwide Store to door shipping.
George Austin manufactured portable items, Decanter and Games Boxes, Tea Caddies, Ladies Dressing Boxes, Writing Slopes and various essential traveling items.
Recorded as having workshops in Dublin throughout the last half of the Nineteenth Century.
We are pleased to offer this really rare piece for sale on-line in superb condition.