A fabulous 19th century continental mahogany fold-out writing slope with additional divided section for stationery, envelopes, stamps etc. The exterior is embellished with ornate white metal decoration and it also has a small screw topped inkwell. Small sticker on the base (see photo) "Leipzig Bismarckhaus" which was a department store that was opened in 1897. It's a shame it was destroyed in 1943 when we bombed it, although it could have been the Americans'!The top opens via white metal hinges, to reveal the divided area for storing stationery. It has its original lock, but no longer a key. The front further folds out to reveal the writing slope, which has had a new black leather skiver with silver tooling fitted. There is a central pen tray towards the back of the slope, with three small sections to the left, for nibs, stamps, etc. On the right hand side is the inkwell. The top flap of the writing slope also lifts to gain access to a storage area beneath. It sits on a raised plinth and on four square wooden feet.Cleaned, re-waxed and polished and in immaculate condition with great colour.Measurements: 29.5 cm wide 25 cm deep and 17.5 cm high.
Late 19th Century Continental Writing Slope/Desk Tidy with Inkwell
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.