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Antique Campaign Writing Slope, Ship's Captain, Correspondence, Desk, Victorian


£3,950 | $5,505 USD | €4,603 EUR
Item Number: SA741356
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: London Fine Antiques
This antique has been viewed 44 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


This is an antique campaign writing slope. An English, mahogany ship's captain's correspondence desk, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1850.
Superior campaign piece with captivating roll-top action
Displays a desirable aged patina
Select mahogany shows fine grain interest
Rich caramel hues to the wax polish finish
Upon opening the front drawer, the roll-top arcs backwards to reveal the secret gallery
Raising from its recess, the 8 compartment letter rack flanks a central mirrored door
The writing slope in two parts, the upper of which conceals another compartment
Dressed in vibrant purple velour with rich, golden tooled border
Dressed with a shield shaped brass escutcheon with working inset lock key present
Brass drop handles on shaped backs, with similar handle to the rising compartment
Campaign handles to the sides feature recessed pulls with demi-lune handles
Striking, brass X-shaped dressing to the gallery sides the right pushing in to lower the piece
This is a beguiling antique campaign writing slope, with an automated mechanism that will delight for years to come. A rare opportunity, this piece is set to be a fine addition to any collection or home. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.
Max Width: 44cm (17.25'')
Max Depth: 45cm (17.75'')
Max Height: 27.5cm (10.75'')
Open Width: 44cm (17.25'')
Open Depth: 66cm (26'')
Open Height: 41.5cm (16.25'')
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Our Ref: 18.6919
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 27.5 cm (10.8")
Width = 44 cm (17.3")
Depth = 45 cm (17.7")

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