Stunning Writing Box

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2063/19: A truly superb quality Victorian brass-bound coromandel-wood WRITING BOX by Betjemann. This beautifully figured box is bound with ornate “Gothic” brass strap-work to all four sides and the lid, with cast handles to the sides, and opens to reveal the rich interior with various features and fittings including: ~ a hinged stationery compartment in the lid; ~ Pair of silver topped ink bottles (London 1882); ~ Velvet-lined ebony pen-and-pencil tray; ~ Three porcelain re-usable writing tablets; ~ Original gilt-tooled velvet writing surfaces; ~ and finely engraved hinges and catches. It is lined throughout with beautifully-figured satinwood and it comes complete with its original gilded ornate key. A truly remarkable writing box of the highest quality! 14ins (35.5cms) wide.


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