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690. Rare Irish Rosewood Mother of Pearl Writing Slope by Austins Dublin Circa 1860
Stunning and Rare Example of an Irish well grained Rosewood Travelling Writing Slope of compact 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.
Condition: Superb condition, original good surface patination. Green leather has been professionally replaced and is tooled using 24ct. gold leaf, very well done. Lock is present and working, key is lacking, one rectangular interior flap is also lacking.
Ivorine label AUSTINS St ANDREWS STREET DUBLIN.
Height: (at back) 3.5" (9cm). Width: 12" (30.5cm). Depth: (closed) 9.25" (23.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable Fixed Price 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.