A good looking late Victorian oak stationery cabinet containing two brass screw topped inkwells and the original brass lock with an old key adapted to work in it.There is a brass shield shaped escutcheon, leading to the lock. The left hand door clips into place via a catch located at the bottom. This then allows the right hand door to be locked. In order to re-open it, you have to first unlock and open the right door, and then press the catch at the bottom of the left door, which releases it. It has a waterfall arrangement of shelving, leading down to a central pen tray, with the inkwells situated either side. It has a drawer with an ornate brass handle, to the base, which has a brass pin that first needs to be removed before it can be opened. On the inside of each drawer, there is a criss cross ribbon pattern held down by brass dome topped pins. This was for placing documents, correspondence etc. The ribbon has been renewed with a sympathetic replacement. It sits on a raised plinth and the base has been fitted with a new green baize lining.Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. In overall excellent condition and a good place to keep all your important bit and pieces.Measurements: 38 cm wide, 22 cm deep and 29 cm high.
Late Victorian Oak Stationery Cabinet with Inkwells and 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.