An exquisite good quality Regency burr walnut veneered writing slope with inlaid brass folate marquetry around the edges of the front and top, set in rosewood veneer and bordered with brass stringing. It also has brass screw topped inkwells, three secret drawers and a working key, circa 1820.
On the top, there is a vacant brass cartouche which sits in the centre of a panel of burr walnut veneer. The shape has been replicated in the brass escutcheon to the front. The brass lock is a replacement, although it is quite old and was probably fitted sometime during the 19th century. The key is an old one that has been adapted, and works well in the lock. The writing slope has a fitted burgundy leather skiver with gold tooling. At the top end, there is a central pen tray with removable pen tilt, a nib tray either side, and the inkwells reside in each corner. Both flaps lift to access storage areas beneath. When the top flap is raised, the secret drawers can be accessed by pulling up the divider between the nib tray and right inkwell. This in turn releases a sprung timber section, exposing the three small drawers. The base has been fitted fitted with a new green baize lining.
It has been cleaned, re-waxed and polished. there have been a few previous veneer repairs, which have been well executed (see photos). It is again in excellent presentable condition.
Measurements: 51 cm wide, 26.5 cm deep and 18 cm high.

Regency Burr Walnut Writing Slope with Inkwells, Secret drawers & 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.

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