The exquisite work on this Victorian writing box is quite outstanding, intricate quality work and highly decorative.
The box is finished in Walnut with exotic woods used to create a plethora of exciting designs on all sides of the box, a true sign of quality to have this fine work all around.
The box does not have a key, the fitted interior would be damaged if the lock was removed. Once opened, you can see that all of the internal brass fittings have been professionally re-polished to gleam and a new writing skiver has been fitted with gold embossing.
There is a cut crystal inkwell with a lift off lid (a few rough spots around the interior neck, mentioned purely for accuracy), a removable pen tray and another little lidded compartment for pen nibs and the like.
Each side of the writing slope lifts to reveal a storage area below for stationery, letters and other papers.
A really superb box in superb condition, measuring 13 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" tall while closed. There is a fine shrinkage crack to the secondary timber on the underside which is quite normal, shown and mentioned for accuracy. It can be covered with paper but it would be a shame to cover the original paper lining. Stationery and pen for display purposes only and not included in the sale.
Item ID: 34538
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