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
...show more description 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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