A really charming little travelling writing box dating to the William IV era, around 1830. The box is typical of the period, made from Rosewood with a simple design and a beaded edge to the lid.
The box comes complete with it's original key and reveals the most superb fitted interior, again beautifully original with the original blue paper lining. There are two lidded compartments, for nibs, a seal, sealing wax, clips etc. and to the front a rocking removable pen tray. The campaign style inkwell is the original and remaining in beautiful condition, a glass ink with a silver plated lid with a bolt and a folding wing nut closure.
Somebody over the years has painstakingly created a hand made woolwork tapestry to fit into the lid, a beautiful scene, featuring ducks on a pond, quite beautiful.
Excellent condition, measuring 7 1/4" x 31/4" x 2 1/4", the inkwell measuring 1 1/4" square.