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Superb Early Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Compendium

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Sturmans Antiques

This antique has been viewed 19 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


A superb early Victorian burr walnut brass bound writing compendium with wonderful original fitted interior c.1865. The choice cut burr veneered exterior with brass bound corners and inset presentation plate to the lid, matching brass escutcheon to the lock. The hinged top section opening to reveal a Coromandel lined interior, spring release letter lack to the lid. Two white porcelain writing tablets to the front section with fitted pen and in compartment sat behind, two original brass topped traveling ink wells set to the sides. The front section folding over to form a writing surface with original dark blue inset tooled leather. The rear surface opening to reveal a mahogany lined storage compartment and a concealed panel with hidden release, three small secret drawers sat behind. Outstanding quality and condition with a rich original colour and patina throughout. Measures 18" wide x 11" deep x 9" high (closed). Extends to 18.5" deep when fully open. A short video of the item can be viewed at
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Internal Ref: Stock number 39079


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


Height = 23 cm (9.1")
Width = 45.5 cm (17.9")
Depth = 28 cm (11.0")

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Sturmans Antiques
Sturmans Antiques Ltd
Main Street
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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