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Georgian Amboyna Writing Box with Hidden Floor

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Antique Writing Box veneered in stunning richly figured Amboyna with secret compartments, robust brass edging, flush fitting campaign handles, engraved initial plate and matching shaped escutcheon. Has reading rail and travelling inkwells. Opening this wonderful Amboyna writing box reveals a... Read More

Antique Writing Box veneered in stunning exotic Amboyna with secret compartments, robust brass edging, campaign handles, engraved initial plate and matching shaped escutcheon. Has reading rail and travelling inkwells.


SKU: 500920IEXT Categories: ,
Dimensions 51 × 17 × 17.5 cm
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Description

Antique Writing Box veneered in stunning richly figured Amboyna with secret compartments, robust brass edging, flush fitting campaign handles, engraved initial plate and matching shaped escutcheon. Has reading rail and travelling inkwells.

Opening this wonderful Amboyna writing box reveals a replaced gold-tooled and embossed green leather writing surface with kite shaped bone escutcheon framed in Ebony with single brass stringing, has storage compartments under the upper and lower half.
The lower half storage space has a crossed ribbon backing for storing letters and documents and houses a removable reading rail which can be used in conjunction with the brass lectern stands and located on the exterior of the writing box.
The upper half storage space has a similar crossed ribbon backing and also has two secret compartments!
Removing the left-hand inkwell and pressing on the inside wall of its compartment causes a false wall to spring forward revealing three small drawers, each made in solid Mahogany constructed with small dovetail joints and veneered in Amboyna with turned bone handles. With this false wall removed, a small amount of pressure can be placed on the lower left hand and right hand wall close to the hinges of the main compartment will cause the floor to spring up revealing a storage area suitable for important documents or letters.

This writing box comes with a fully working “Turners Patent” lock and tasselled key and travelling inkwells.

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Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 51 × 17 × 17.5 cm
Country

Medium

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Year

SKU 500920IEXT