An exceptionally fine early English Well Figured Solid grained Mahogany Ladies or Gents Travelling Writing Slope of outstanding quality and compact proportions. Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
The hinged lid opening to reveal a stunning original fitted interior with a plain black genuine leather writing area with lavish gold leaf tooled decoration. The rectangular flat top lid with central brass inlaid plaque, the top and side edges of the hinged lid with quadrant polished brass mouldings, the main carcass with similar detailing
Condition: Professionally restored retaining its wonderful rich reddish brown colour, with its original leather in writing area which is beginning to show signs of wear at opening crease area, see image. Box closes firmly with no gaps. Lock and key are present key does not turn lock, crystal ink bottle is of a later period, nice original firm hinges. The dark area at front is part of the wood graining and is not an imperfection.
Height: 6” (15cm). Width: 12” (30.25cm). Depth: 8.75” (22.5cm).
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