A very nice and unusual Edwardian oak stationery box with original brass hinged topped inkwell, antique pen, and original lock with an old key adapted to work, circa 1905.
The top has a central shield shaped cartouche, matching the escutcheon to the front. When unlocked, the top can be raised allowing the front to be folded out, revealing the interior which consists of a partitioned area for correspondence and documents. To the front of this is the inkwell and a pen holder to the left hand side with an old nibbed pen in situ. Behind the inkwell, is a white metal housing which I think would have originally contained a porcelain plaque which would have been used for writing down notes in pencil, which could then be wiped clean. On the inside of the front door, the four metal holders would have probably held a calender.
Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. In overall excellent antique condition with good colour and patination to the oak.
Measurements: 23cm wide, 17.5cm deep and 25cm high. Weight 2.5kg.

Edwardian Oak Stationery Box with Inkell, Pen & Key

  • 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.