A rather handsome early Victorian brass bound writing slope constructed from Brazilian rosewood veneer over a mahogany base. It has three secret drawers, two brass screw topped inkwells and the original lock and key, circa 1840.The top has an ornate central brass cartouche with the name "J T Firby" inscribed, and it matches the shape of the escutcheon. The top opens to reveal the writing slope which has been fitted with a new antiqued burgundy leather skiver with gold tooling. Both the flaps lift to access storage areas beneath, for documents etc. The top end has a central pen tray with removable pen tilt. It has a nib tray to the right, and to the left, a small compartment with a lid with a small wooden knob. In each corner are the inkwells. The secret drawers are accessed by first lifting the top flap back, and then pulling the divider between the nib tray and the right inkwell. This releases a timber section which in turn, reveals the small mahogany made drawers. The base has been given a new green hessian lining which exactly matches the original one, of which 180 years of wear had taken its toll.It has been sympathetically cleaned, re-waxed and polished and is again in lovely presentable condition.Measurements: 45 cm wide, 25 cm deep and 16.5 high.
Early Victorian Brass Bound Writing Slope with Secret Drawers, Inkwells & Key
Cleaned and restored (where necessary) to a high 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.