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Pair of Antique Writing Boxes

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A very rare pair of stunning his & hers Writing Boxes by renowned cabinetmakers G.Betjemann & Sons, London, one retailed Mechi and the other E. Sclater & Son, retailers in London. Ones Veneered in beautiful figured exotic Coromandel, with the... Read More


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Dimensions 36.5 × 27 × 15 cm
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SKU 500507

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A very rare pair of stunning his & hers Writing Boxes by renowned cabinetmakers G.Betjemann & Sons, London, one retailed Mechi and the other E. Sclater & Son, retailers in London. Ones Veneered in beautiful figured exotic Coromandel, with the other in rare and stunning feathered Olive Ash complemented by stunning satinwood interiors. Both boxes are adorned with ornate solid brass framing pietra dura style floral mounts which are made from Ashford marble.

The interiors are magnificent and contain matching Gold tooled original velvet writing surface, pen tray and two brass gilded screw-top glass inkwells. Behind these is the solid satinwood stationery compartment with a brass gilded push-button engraved ‘Betjemanns’ Patent, when pressed, a secret extendable compartment extends at the back which springs out to reveal more of the splendid dovetailed Satinwood interior with more compartments for stationery.

These wonderfully rare antique writing slopes come with a fully working lock & tasselled keys. The key must be pressed into the lock whilst being turned clockwise to unlock.

According to ‘The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths’ by John Culme, George Betjemann started business in 1851 and soon became known as the largest maker of fancy goods in the world. He was the inventor of the Spirit Tantalus Stand, of which he sold many thousands, and patented self-closing book slides & extending dressing cases. In 1858 George’s two sons joined the firm when its name became George Betjemann & Sons.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this, our items come with 14 day no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured when shipping.

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Dimensions 36.5 × 27 × 15 cm
Country

SKU 500507