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Antique Writing Box Greek Key Inlay

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Reference
349262
Height
15.5 cm (6")
Width
36 cm (14 1/4")
Depth
25 cm (9 3/4")
Antique Calamander Writing Box with beautiful Brass Greek key edging and ornate engraved initial plate and escutcheon. Includes secret drawers. Inside of this stunning antique writing box has a black leather writing surface that has matching Greek key gold tooling. The brass hinges, lock mechanism and surface catches have exquisite detailed engraving to match the initial plate and escutcheon on the exterior, with a coromandel pen tray flanked by two brass screw top inkwells. The lower half of the antique writing box surface can be lifted by sliding the two brass lock tabs open, revealing a large storage space underneath. The top half can also be lifted to reveal more storage space, and a secret compartment. Removing the right hand inkwell and pressing on the bottom right hand side of the base will cause the back wall of the secret compartment to spring forward. Allowing access to two velvet lined drawers. This wonderful antique writing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. Calamander is a valuable wood found in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It has a contrasting hazel-brown colour with black grain. It is a dense, heavy wood that is so popular it has been logged to extinction over the last few hundred years. This makes Calamander pieces even more special. All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
15.5 cm (6")
Width
36 cm (14 1/4")
Depth
25 cm (9 3/4")
Period
Victorian
Year
c. 1880
Medium
Wood, Brass, Leather, Glass
Country
United Kingdom
Exhibitions
BADA, LAPADA, ANTIQUES FOR EVERYONE, BLENHIEM PALACE CADA, OLYMPIA LONDON