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SA736750

Antique English 18th Century Solid Oak Carved Writing Bible Box (circa 1700)

Price

£725 | $1,010 USD | €845 EUR
Item Number: SA736750
Date of manufacture: 1700
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
This antique has been viewed 68 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

This is a fine quality antique English early 18th century solid oak sloped writing box, boasting lovely colour and patination, with original carvings and hinges, circa 1700, in good condition.

Summary:
• Item: Writing Box
• Circa: 1700
• Period: William III
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• 2ft 3½” wide
• Small proportions
• Moulded top / writing slope
• Original iron strap hinges, clasp & plate
• Working lock & iron plate (with key)
• Three internal drawers
• Original foliate carved front
• Moulded plinth base
• Original colour & patination
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

Description:
This is a fine quality antique English early 18th century solid oak sloped writing box, boasting lovely colour and patination, with original carvings and hinges, circa 1700, in good condition. The box features a two-plank top, with a flat surface to the rear, attached to a sloped moulded hinged top to the front, which serves as a writing surface. The writing surface is secured with what we believe to be the original butterfly iron strap hinges. The box incorporates the original iron plate and locking clasp, with a later restored working lock and key, with the original front plate. The front of the box is profusely carved with fine quality original foliate carvings. Inside, the interior comprises three small hand dovetailed drawers, which retain their original turned wooden knobs, above a general storage space, which is clean, dry, practical and usable. The interior also retains its original floorboards and backboards. The box sits on a moulded plinth base. The back of the box retains its original panels along with the original floor. Overall, this trunk boasts a lovely rich original colour and patination.

Condition Report:
This oak writing box is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the top, external sides and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The carvings on the front of the box are original. The interior is clean, dry, and usable. The lid retains its original iron butterfly hinges. The box retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The box incorporates the original iron plate and locking clasp, with a later working lock and key. The box boasts its original colour and patination to the exterior. The box is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.

Dimensions:
Height = 27.1cm or 10?”
Width = 69.9cm or 27½” or 2ft 3½”
Depth = 41.8cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee).

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. We request payment by bank transfer.

About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA and CINOA. Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years.

Ref. 48094
Please contact us on 01829 458 070 or 07960 738 212 to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please email: info@yolagray.com
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1700.


Dimensions

Height = 27.1 cm (10.7")
Width = 69.9 cm (27.5")
Depth = 41.8 cm (16.5")


Seller Details

Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
Kelsall
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0SR
United Kingdom
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www.yolagray.com


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