Mahogany Slope-Lid Stationary Cabinet Box, Fully Fitted, 1891
This is a wonderful example of Victorian age stationary cabinet boxes. This box is made of mahogany wood which is in very nice condition. The cabinet lock design is such that if you close the box with the key inside, it locks automatically. So, never close this box without the key in your hand.
The cabinet has the Registration No. 169986, which is for 1891-1892 (see the photos). The cabinet is fully fitted with criss cross ribbon to hold cards, 13 sectioned stationary rack, pair of inkwells, a removable pentray, calendar (complete with days, numbers, and months), and on the right side panel there would have been originally a china writing tablet. Its been replaced with glass. Note, however, that the glass panel framed in mahogany is removable from the panel. All of the stationary sections are mahogany.
The stationary cabinet measures 16 inches wide (when closed), 9 1/2 inches deep, and 12 inches high. The cabinet spans 31 inches when opened.
This is a very fine mahogany stationary cabinet with plenty of spaces for letters, notes and envelopes, as well as ink and pens. A marvelous 19th century box in wonderful condition.
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