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Georgian Irish Writing Box

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Antique Irish Writing Box made of solid Mahogany bound with square brass & steel screws and inlaid with decorative brass to the front, has two campaign flush fitting handles either side of the writing box all in fantastic condition with... Read More


SKU: 137274 Categories: ,
Dimensions 56 × 28 × 18 cm
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Description

Description

Antique Irish Writing Box made of solid Mahogany bound with square brass & steel screws and inlaid with decorative brass to the front, has two campaign flush fitting handles either side of the writing box all in fantastic condition with original finnish and polished exterior brass.

The interior has two writing surfaces both with its original green leather gold tooled writing surface, on the reverse of the larger writing surface is the cabinet makers label Jonh Flinn from Dublin.

The label reads as follows:

John Flinn

Essex Quay, near Richmond Bridge

Manufactures all kinds of Fashionable Cabinets, Portable Writing Desks, Dressing boxes, Work boxes, Gardevines, Medicine Chests, Bagatelle, Tea, Sugar & Sprirt Stores offer most Reasonable terms.

Dublin

Whole Sale Business Carried on as usual

The Georgian Irish Writing Box also has a mahogany tray under the small writing surface when removed gives you access to the secret compartment. Whilst the box is in the open position place the key in the lock at the front of the box and turning the key anticlockwise, so the lock is in the locked position then and only then can you put the long brass pin that is located under the pen tray down through the lock, pushing down you will feel a spring, pushing down on this then enables the secret cover to spring forward revealing three small secret drawers.

Georgian writing box comes with a pair of original inkwells, has working lock with tasselled key.

More information on Writing Boxes can be found on our historypage.

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Additional information

Dimensions 56 × 28 × 18 cm
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Medium
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