A good 19th century Rosewood Writing Slope – by William Eyre (London)

Price: £950
Stock No. 55/2019/PFK

 

A good quality rosewood Writing Slope/Box by the famous maker William Eyre of 19 Cockspur Street, London.

The well figured rosewood case is enhanced with good quality and ornate gilt-brass inlays, recessed carry-handles, an ornate (blank) cartouche and sturdy edging.

The interior, with white metal ink bottles and writing slope of embossed black leather is in good original condition. The first interior section locks with a key, when opened it reveals the makers label and a storage tray, which can be lifted out to reveal a further storage space under and a spring-loaded panel, which when ‘triggered’, reveals three ‘secret-drawers’.

The front half of the writing slope opens by means of brass clips, to reveal a further storage area with a criss-cross ribbon ‘note’ store.

Date: c1850-70

Dimensions:  (height) 17 cm x (width) 40 cm x (depth) 25.5 cm