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, one with a sliding lid and brass knob, above a long base drawer on one side. Together with two beveled edge, square ink bottles with flip-top, brass-mounted lids. From an important estate with great history, it would be the centerpiece of any desk.
PROVENANCE Chatsworth House (Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England, built 1553).
DATE c. 1820
DIMENSIONS Width 12 Depth 9.5 Height 3 in.
CONDITION Note: one ink bottle deficient.