19th Century Walnut Writing Desk, Lap Desk, Slope, Brass Reinforced Edges
This is a walnut writing slope with brass reinforced edges, escutcheon and engraved cartouche dated 25.12.1899 complete with the owners London Provenance. The original telegram with post office stamp reads, Putney's W dated Dec 25, 99. This is truly amazing that the original telegram is tethered to the its box.
The box is fully fitted with the original skiver, ink bottles, and three secret drawers. There is a working and lock and key.
The engraving on the cartouche "To Dear Ebb from his Loving Brothers & Sisters on his 21st Birthday, Dec 25, 1899."
The box measures 19 1/2 inches wide, 10 1/2 inches deep, and 7 1/2 inches high.
The box is in wonderful condition.
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