VERY ORIGINAL POLLARD OAK WRITING SLOPE BY BETJEMANN.

Price: £580
Stock No. 5152/k

A fine quality and thoroughly original pollard oak WRITING BOX by the famous makers: Betjemann. The beautifully figured exterior is of good warm colour and is embellished with an ornate Gothic style cast brass central mount incorporating flower ’roundels’ and cast initials. The two lids open to reveal a well fitted interior with its two original ink bottles with gilded lids; a couple of lidded compartments with matching gilt gothic mounts; a central pollard oak pen-and-ink tray and the original velvet-lined writing surface. It even contains a couple of very old letters, one with an Isle of Wight address and dated 1884. A thoroughly good writing box in unusually good original condition. c1870