Unusual Antique Writing Box
Magnificent Antique writing box with a bank of secret drawers. This magnificent georgian writing box is veneered in beautifully figured Kingwood, strung with double brass on the front and top with single stringing on the sides, also has inalid brass... Read More
Magnificent Antique writing box with a bank of secret drawers.
This magnificent georgian writing box is veneered in beautifully figured Kingwood, strung with double brass on the front and top with single stringing on the sides, also has inalid brass dots. It has flush fitting campaign brass carry handles and engraved initial plate and escutcheon.
The interior of this fabulous georgian writing slope has brass corners with two pins protruding eitherside that locate in the top half when closed, this is to help the box stay alligned and to help its robustness for its many travels, also like the exterior it has brass dots. The writing slope features a replaced black and gold tooled leather writing surface, a removable pen tray flanked by two original silver plated georgian inkwells. The front half of the slope can be lifted to reveal a storage space and replaced cross ribbon backing on the writing surface. Its in this compartment you can find the hidden bank of secret drawers; To access this compatment place the key in the lock as if to lock the box, then remove the pentray and in the end you will find hidden a brass pin, remove this and place it in the right hand side of the lock, push down and the secret drawer cover will relase revealing the secret bank of drawers. The top half lifts to reveal a larger storage space.
This magnificent writing box is fitted with a lock which is stamped GR PATENT, comes with a tasselled key and is in fully working order.
This Writing box is one for the collector, quite unique in style and its not often you see the arrangement of secret drawers, brass inlays with these dots and even the base of the box has brass reinforcers.
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 for when shipping.