A terrific late Victorian/Edwardian golden oak "pop-up" stationery box with ornate brass decoration, original brass screw topped inkwell and original brass lock and key, circa 1902.
Really well constructed, using quarter sawn oak to the top and front which creates the appealing flecked grain effect. There is a central shield shaped vacant brass cartouche to the top, matching the escutcheon to the front. The stationery compartments automatically revolve out, when the drawer to the base is pulled out, as if by magic! Within the drawer, there is a pen tray with removable pen tilt with the inkwell to the right. There is a further compartment at the back, where an old box of pen nibs were found. It has a brass lift up carrying handle on either side;
A coat of bees wax has been applied over the original French polished finish and then given a good polish. Is a terrific original condition.
Measurements: 31cm wide, 20.5cm deep and 19.5cm high.

Late Victorian/Edwardian Golden Oak "pop-up" Stationery Box with Inkwell & 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.