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SA671288

Large Brass Bound Rosewood Writing Box C1860

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Antique Boxes and Collectables

Description

Large mid Victorian brass bound rosewood writing box in very good condition. I will not use the term ‘original’ when referring to the various features of the box as it will be a great deal less common to use the word ‘replacement’ against the very minor replacements. The box measures approximately 18” x 10 ½” x 6 ¾”. Very attractive wild grain to the rosewood. Deep unspoilt patina that can only be brought about with the passage of time and a considerable degree of elbow grease when polishing. No missing or replaced veneer, inlays or brassware throughout. Side drawer accessed by removing a replacement brass locking rod located to the box interior. Given that a replacement working key is provided for the triple catch lock all contents can be made secure. Inset side handles, corner pieces, escutcheon and larger than usual cartouche all firmly fixed. The lid closes square. Hinges and two sliding slope clasps in excellent condition. The office section comprises of the standard layout for a box of the size and period namely, small lidded section, stamp slope, dished pen tray with storage space beneath and twin inkpot sections. That leads nicely on to the only other replacements. The inkpot sections contain a genuine antique pounce pot and a genuine antique inkpot with a brass screw on top with a crown and endorsed ‘Mosley’s Revolving’, both items quite collectable in their own right. Both storage sections beneath the writing platform are in superb condition and remarkable both undersides of the ‘flaps’ still have the original webbing still fully intact!! Another bonus is the condition of the leather. Most leathers or material on antique writing boxes do not survive in such condition be that through normal wear and tear or the fact that the environment weakens the material along the fold line between the two sections of the box. Though this leather does show very slight wear it is in quite exceptional condition and should be good for quite a few years to come. Given the general condition and high degree of original features I would suggest that this box has had little use over the past 150+ years. Nice item.
Unpacked weight 5 Kg
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Declaration

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


Dimensions

Height = 17.5 cm (6.9")
Width = 46 cm (18.1")
Depth = 27 cm (10.6")


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Antique Boxes and Collectables
Norfolk
United Kingdom
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