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Tunbridge Writing Slope With Rare Scene


£1,285 | $1,791 USD | €1,498 EUR
Item Number: SA638707
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Quiet Street Antiques of Bath
This antique has been viewed 25 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A really good mid-19th century marquetry Tunbridgeware WRITING SLOPE in particularly fine original condition.
The sloping lid features a rare marquetry scene of Dover Castle within a border of oak leaves. It opens fore-and-aft to reveal the original red velvet writing surface and a pair of inkwells both with original Tunbridge tops together with concave pen section and a lidded compartment with a Tunbridgeware lid. The quality of the marquetry in this box is astonishing. 12.25ins (31cms) wide.
***Tunbridge-ware is a form of decorative woodwork, typically boxes, that was made in the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in the 18th & 19th centuries. The decoration consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods to form a pictorial vignette.
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Internal Ref: Stock Ref: 430/2019/PFK


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 9 cm (3.5")
Width = 31 cm (12.2")
Depth = 25.5 cm (10.0")

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Quiet Street Antiques of Bath
Quiet Street Antiques
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