This antique, Regency period ink stand has a rectangular two-tier frame with reeded edges and a brass carrying handle. It has three square wells for ink bottles, over two pen trays with sliding lids and brass knobs, above a long base drawer on one side. From an important estate with great history, it would be the centerpiece of any desk.
Chatsworth House (Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England, built 1553).
Width 12 Depth 9.5 Height 3 in.
Note: no ink bottles.
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