A fine looking late Victorian figured walnut writing slope with marquetry inlay, probably the original inkwells and original lock and key.
Central star shaped vacant brass cartouche to the highly decorative top, which matches the brass escutcheon to the front, which is equally elaborate with coordinating inlaid decoration. The top opens to reveal the writing slope which is fitted with an almost iredescent, original blue velvet pattered lining, still intact albeit for an inevitable split down the centre fold. Both writing slope flaps lift up, via their tabs, in order to access storage areas beneath. Towards the top end, it has the usual arrangement of central pen tray with lift out pen tilt, a nib/stamp tray to the right, and what looks to be the original brass screw topped inkwells in each corner. A new green baize lining has been fitted to the base.
Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. In overall excellent presentable condition.
Measurements: 35cm wide, 23cm deep and 14.5 cm high.

Victorian Figured Walnut and Marquetry Writing Slope + Inkwells & Key,circa 1880

  • 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.