This antique, Regency period ink black lacquered 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, above a long base drawer on one side with a brass knob. From an important estate with great history, it would be the centerpiece of any desk.
Sotheby's Auction string tag and sticker.
Chatsworth House (Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England, built 1553). Sotheby's Auction, Chatsworth Sale, October 5-7, 2010, Lot 393.
George III (1760-1820) | Early 19th century
Circa 1820, later knobs.
Width 12 Depth 9.5 Height 3 inches
Note: no ink bottles. The knobs are a later addition.
D2740, D2741, D2742, D2743
English Regency Chatsworth House Ebonized Inkstand