A highly attractive Regency rosewood veneered writing slope with extensive mother of pearl inlay, what appears to be the original silver plated inkwells, three secret drawers and the original brass lock with working key, adapted from an old key. Circa 1830.
There is inlaid mother of pearl to the top and front in the form of stylized foliage decoration with the addition of white metal stringing and a circular mother of pearl escutcheon. On each side is a brass campaign stile handle that folds flush. The top lifts to reveal the writing slope which has been fitted with a new antiqued blue leather skiver, with silver tooling to match the mother of pearl inlay around the border of the slopes. Both flaps lift to access document storage areas beneath. The interior has been constructed using maple. At the top end of the slope, there is the usual central reservoir for pens. This has a lid which again is decorated with mother of pearl inlay. To the right of this, is a nib tray, and the screw topped inkwells are housed in each corner. To access the secret drawers, the top flap needs to be opened and the divider between the nib tray and the inkwell, pulled up. This in turn releases a sprung section of timber which exposes the three small drawers.
The writing slope has been carefully cleaned, re-waxed and polished. It is in excellent condition albeit for a small patch of the mother of pearl inlay missing from the top (please see photos). The grain of the rosewood makes a very nice backdrop for the intricate and detailed mother of pearl inlay.
Measurements: 40 cm wide, 25.5 cm deep and 15 cm high.

Regency Writing Slope with Mother of Pearl inlay, Inkwells, Secret Drawers & Key

  • 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.

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