A good Victorian brass bound writing slope with brass screw topped inkwells and original lock which has had an old key adapted to work.
Central brass shield shaped vacant cartouche to centre of top, matching the brass escutcheon. The brass hinged top opens to reveal the writing slope which has had a new olive antiqued green leather skiver with gold tooling, fitted. At the top end, there is the usual arrangement of central removable pen tray, nib/stamp tray to the right and in each corner are the inkwells. Both flaps lift up (as can be seen in the photos) in order to access storage areas beneath. The base has been fitted with a new green baize lining.
Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. In overall excellent condition.
Measurements: 35 cm wide, 22.5 cm deep and 15.5 cm high.
Victorian Brass bound Writing Slope withj Inkwells & Key, circa 1860
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.