Fine Kingwood Writing Box
1518/17: An excellent brass-bound kingwood WRITING BOX by the famous makers: Wells & Lambe of Cockspur St. London. The superb figured case is bound in brass, with recessed handles to either side and cartouche to the lid. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, with a kingwood pen tray; pair of ink bottles and a large removable tray with sprung handles. There are three VERY secret drawers; a reading bar to fit to the outside; the original makers label and both original keys. *Wells & Lambe opened for business in 1809 following the marriage of John Lambe & Elizabeth Wells, and soon became famous for their fine boxes. The firm ceased trading in 1890.
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