A rather nice late Victorian golden oak campaign stationery box with a comprehensive arrangement of compartments, a calender, two inkwells, original brass lock with working key and the addition of a writing slope.The sloping top has a central vacant brass cartouche and a sheild shaped brass escutcheon. A new key has been cut to work in the original lock. The top lifts up to reveal a nicely shaped waterfall interior, with the calender towards the front, and two brass screw topped inkwells either side, sitting within blue material lined reservoirs. The original date cards were no longer present and so some new ones have been printed. To access the writing slope, the fronts folds down and out. It has a new leather skiver with gold tooling and one of the flaps can be lifted to access a further document storage area. To the back of the slope, there is a pull out drawer with a pen tray beneath. It sits on a raised plinth and the base has been given a new green hessian lining.It has been cleaned, re-waxed and polished. There is a slight age related shrinkage crack in the top which has been wax filled. Obviously a very useful and practical piece of furniture in its day, the whole contents folding away into what is a very robust and solid cabinet. In overall excellent condition again.Measurements: 38 cm wide, 24.5 cm deep and 25 cm high.
Late Victorian Golden Oak Campaign Stationery Cabinet & Writing Slope