An Exceptionally Fine Quality English Well Figured Solid Burr Walnut, Amboyna Anglo-Indian Colonial Officers Campaign Style Travelling Writing Slope of outstanding quality and unusually large size. First quarter of the Nineteenth Century. This Slope is an impressive 21” wide!
The hinged lid opening to reveal a fitted interior with a very rare polished brass surround to edges, a dark olive-green leather writing surface area and three secret drawers, see images. The rectangular flat top lid with central brass inlaid plaque, the top and side edges of the hinged lid with quadrant polished brass moldings, the main carcass with similar detailing, a pair of removable brass candle sconces can be attached to top edge when in use, each side with insert brass carry handles.
Condition: Professionally restored retaining its wonderful rich honey colour, with a replaced leather in writing area which is nicely done. Box closes firmly with no gaps. Lock and key are present and are working, crystal ink bottles are of a later period, nice original firm hinges.
Height: 7.75” (19.75cm). Width: (an impressive) 21” (53cm). Depth: (closed) 11” (28cm.
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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