Mark Goodger

Antique Amboyna Writing Box

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Antique writing box in amboyna with solid ebony quadrant edging and a brass upside down tear shape escutcheon and brass flush carry handles. Opening the box reveals a gold tooled black leather writing surface in excellent condition. This writing surface... Read More

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Dimensions 51 × 21 cm

Description

Description

Antique writing box in amboyna with solid ebony quadrant edging and a brass upside down tear shape escutcheon and brass flush carry handles.
Opening the box reveals a gold tooled black leather writing surface in excellent condition. This writing surface is divided into lockable upper and lower sections which can both be lifted. Lifting the lower section reveals a large storage space. The upper section lifts to reveal another large storage space and padded compartment which houses a rule, which has another interesting use!

Removing the brass drawer retaining pin from the left hand edge of the open box means it can be used to move a small switch inside the rules storage compartment. The compartment can then be slid forward revealing four secret drawers with turned bone handles! Removing the rules storage compartment completely reveals yet another secret, with two hidden compartments underneath with sliding lids which can be opened with the aid of small finger cutouts.

With the brass retaining pin removed the drawer to the side of the writing box can be opened using the incorporated carry handle. Sliding out the drawer completely allows access to yet another secret this box is hiding! As mentioned earlier the rule inside the box has another use thanks to a small brass hook on one end. This can be used to hook a small brass tab at the back of the drawer void. Using the rule to pull on this tab reveals yet another hidden drawer!

This fantastic writing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. The key must be turned clockwise to unlock.

All our items come with an authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this, our items come with 14 days no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 51 × 21 cm