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antique english parquetry inlaid walnut writing slope lap desk c1860


Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Puckerings

A beautiful Victorian writing box dating to around 1860, with attractive burr Walnut panels with Kingwood cross-banding.
All of the corners are cut away and the box decorated with intricate parquetry or Tunbridge type inlay, created from a plethora of exotic woods.
The top has a vacant cartouche made from Mother of Pearl as does the escutcheon to the front that houses the working key.
The interior reveals a black leather writing surface with gold embossed decoration, this is a replacement as the original was worn out. There is a brass topped inkwell and a removable pen tray with storage space below and a small sloped fitted compartment for nibs or clips.
Both portions of the slope open with storage beneath for stationery or letters.
Excellent condition, measuring 11 3/4" x 9" x 6". The pen and stationery are not included.
Item ID: 34156
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About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1860. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was Puckerings.


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