We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a CHARMING ANTIQUE VICTORIAN LADY'S LAP DESK!
Whether a collector of antique Victorian WRITING EPHEMERA or wanting a UNIQUE ACCESSORY item to display on your desk, you will absolutely LOVE this wonderful and RARE piece!
Made of antique Chinese red velvet material over wood with decorative EMBOSSED CELLULOID floral trim, the lap desk is being sold in AS FOUND condition due to loss of some of the celluloid trim, substantial wear to the velvet fabric, some staining to the outside paper, and worn corners, but these age issues are reflected in the DRAMATICALLY REDUCED asking price!
The box measures approximately 11 1/2" wide, 8 1/2" deep and is 3 1/2" high when closed and 10 1/2" when opened. It is made of sturdy wood covered with velvet material on the top corners, and tan paper on the center top and sides, accented with two beautiful strips of EMBOSSED FLORAL celluloid trim running diagonally down the center and in the front! The box has it's original silver diamond shaped KEYHOLE in the front, but does not have a key. When opened, the box reveals it's original gorgeous SEAFOAM GREEN SILK lined interior writing desk with ink and pen compartments! Each side of the desk in turn open to display a light BLUE PAPER lined interior with which to house stationery and other writing papers and accessories, and the underside of the box retains it's original BLACK PAPER lining!
The lap desk is being offered in AS FOUND condition due to considerable wear to the exterior including a very worn velvet material covering, two pieces of celluloid trim missing (you can see the original nap and vibrant color of the velvet where the trim is missing) and some age staining to the paper and worn corners. This being said the interior is in EXCELLENT CONDITION and the overall ORIGINAL PRESENTATION of this unique Victorian writing desk is simply CHARMING, even as is!
We have shown it being modeled for scale purposes by our 13" antique French Fashion doll, because we think one could use this box to house the tiny treasures of your Poupee's accessories, or even to display a MIGNONETTE'S WARDROBE and trousseau items!
This CHARMING ANTIQUE FANCY VICTORIAN LADY'S LAP DESK is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-----------------the PERFECT addition for both the collector of antique writing accessories AND antique dolls!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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