A quite striking Victorian brass mounted ebonised stationery box with two green glass inkwells with brass hinged tops and an old key that has been adapted to work in the original lock.Constructed from mahogany which has been ebonised for maximum impact against the brass decoration. The brass hinged top lifts up to reveal a sectioned compartment for keeping correspondence etc. The inside is lined with a padded blue moire silk fabric. Below is an integrated pen tray with the inkwells, that look to be the original, on either side. There is a drawer to the front of the base, that pulls out via a brass knob which is surrounded by further brass decoration. It sits on four circular ebonised wooden feet.Cleaned and given a micro-crystalline wax polish, and a good buffing, to good effect!. A terrific looking useful antique in outstanding condition.Measurements: 29.5 cm wide, 25.5 cm deep and 25.5 cm high.
A Victorian brass mounted, ebonised Stationery Box with Inkstand, circa 1880
Cleaned and restored (where necessary) to a high presentable standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. Occasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please don’t use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the waxed surface.