fitted writing box
1850/18: A very good and well-fitted mid-Victorian coromandel-wood WRITING BOX in excellent original condition. The beautifully-figured case with its brass edges and inlaid brass stringing opens to reveal the fitted stationery compartment (complete with original leather blotter) which slants forward when access is required. The front then folds down to reveal the original gilt-tooled purple velvet writing surface, with compartments to the rear and the superb original pair of ink bottles with engraved and gilded lids. Lined throughout in satinwood ~ this is a fine large and useful writing box. 15x10.5x7.5ins (38x26.5x19cms).
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