Stunning Antique English Parquetry Inlaid Writing Slope / Lap Desk c.1860

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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