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SA669452

Superb Georgian Brass Bound Mahogany Triple Fold Writing Box. C1820

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£385 | $513 USD | €436 EUR
Item Number: SA669452
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Antique Boxes and Collectables
This antique has been viewed 30 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

An excellent example of a Georgian triple fold writing box that would please most keen collectors and lovers of Georgian woodenware. Most writing boxes of this style and period were larger than this example therefore it is nice to offer such a piece that is a little ‘different’ and in particular when in such grand condition. The box measures approximately 13 ¾” x 9 ¾” x 4 ½”. Constructed of solid mahogany it has done well to survive free of any shrinkage splits, a factor that can sometimes mar the appearance for some to a significant degree. The box has the original brassware throughout all in excellent condition. Inset escutcheon, side handles and corner pieces with the original fixings. The two hinged sections fold perfectly square. Lock comes complete with a replacement working key. Upon opening the lid the initial writing platform is of mahogany (as is the norm) and is in perfect condition. Folding the section forward reveals an embossed slanting writing surface. It is in remarkable condition and is fully intact!!! The slight profiles of the material hinges that attach the two sections to the box carcass can be seen…..As it should do to reflect just one of the factors that differentiate methods adopted during the period. Both storage areas beneath the writing surface are in extremely good condition and access to the secret drawers is by the common method of sliding up a concealing panel. The office section comprises of a dished pen tray with storage space beneath, a small lidded section with original turned knob and twin inkpot sections. The inkpots are certainly antique and in very good condition but I believe that they are replacements. Whoever obtained them did well to obtain such given the relatively uncommon dimensions that fit the sections perfectly. The lid interior features a leather panel that is identical to that on the sloping writing surface and once again is in exceptional condition. The panel folds forward to give access to a storage section within the lid for papers and also a storage ‘envelope’. The condition is incredible. Both side folds are fully intact and looks to be in what is best described as unused condition. It is very unusual to come across any writing box of any period in such condition…..Try finding them!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Unpacked weight 2.7Kg
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Declaration

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


Dimensions

Height = 12 cm (4.7")
Width = 35 cm (13.8")
Depth = 25 cm (9.8")


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Antique Boxes and Collectables
Norfolk
United Kingdom
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