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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. c.1880

Betjmann, box, object, writing

£1750

2058/19: A really good mid-19th century marquetry Tunbridgeware WRITING SLOPE in particularly fine original condition. The sloping lid features a rare marquetry scene of Dover Castle within a border of oak leaves. It opens fore-and-aft to reveal the original red velvet writing surface and a pair of inkwells both with original Tunbridge tops together with concave pen section and a lidded compartment with a Tunbridgeware lid. The quality of the marquetry in this box is astonishing. 12.25ins (31cms) wide. *Tunbridge-ware is a form of decorative woodwork, typically boxes, that was made in the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in the 18th/19th centuries. The decorationconsists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods to form a pictorial vignette. c.1865

box, object, Tunbridge, writing

£1285

2052/19: A fine quality and substantial late Victorian STATIONERY CABINET in excellent condition. Veneered overall in rose- wood, with marquetry inlay of classical motifs to the front and the lid it features heavy brass carrying handles to the sides and opens to reveal the stunning satinwood-lined interior with various shaped compartments and polished brass fittings. These include leather-lined drawers; the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface; pair of brass-topped ink bottles and a large inner hinged storage compartment. A particularly fine and impressive cabinet! c.1885

box, object, stationery, writing

£1450

2035/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an attractive early 19th century mahogany WRITING TABLE of pretty and compact size. The well-figured top features the iconic pen-and-ink compartment, accessed via the small hinged flap to the back, whilst the frieze below contains a long mahogany-lined drawer flanked by 'panelled' corners and sides. It is supported on slender well-turned legs terminating in cast brass castors. Dimensions: 28ins wide; 19.5ins deep; 29ins high (71x49.5x73.5cms)*Although unsigned (most Gillows furniture is not) this is a known Gillows design, together with a number of other design features typical of this famous firm of cabinetmakers. c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£1450

1962/19: A pretty mid-Victorian well-figured walnut PEDESTAL DESK in good condition. The top, which is fitted with a gilt-tooled beige coloured leather writing surface, features three mahogany-lined drawers to the frieze, all of which retain their original solid walnut bun handles. Below are two cupboards, one with three mahogany drawers inside; the other fitted as a cupboard with an adjustable shelf. It is supported on a plinth base, and overall it is veneered in finely figured walnut of good "warm" colour, including the well-panelled back. 48ins wide; 27ins deep; 29.5ins high. (122x68.5x75cms) *Stamped: "Edwards & Roberts, Wardour St., LONDON." c.1870

desk, furniture, walnut, writing

£1650

1623/18: EDWARDS & ROBERTS: a splendid quality late Victorian mahogany WRITING DESK in wonderful condition. The boxwood inlaid and crossbanded top is fitted with a gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, whilst below, the two pedestals each have three graduated drawers arranged either side of the kneehole, with a further concave drawer to the centre. All these drawers are lined in mahogany and are beautifully inlaid with marquetry scrollwork to the fronts. One is fitted for writing (ink bottles; pens etc) and the centre drawer is stamped with the makers name. A practical and very attractive desk. 48ins wide; 25ins deep; 28.5ins high. (122 x 63.5 x 72cms) c.1890

desk, furniture, marquetry, writing

£3850

1419/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality early 19th century Regency period rosewood LIBRARY WRITING TABLE in lovely condition. The figured top, with its gadrooned edging, is fitted with a well-tooled leather writing surface, whilst the frieze below contains two mahogany-lined drawers fitted with brass handles (not original). It is supported on particularly fine turned and carved standard ends, leading to carved lion's paw feet, original castors beneath, with stylish carved corbels above and below. Gorgeous! 52ins wide; 28ins deep; 29ins high. (132 x 71 x 73.5cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950