Boxes are fascinating; they have such stories to tell !
Book Boxes, Work Boxes, Jewellery Boxes, Card Boxes! All hand made-inlaid, pokerworked with love, care and attention to detail. Using timbers such as Cedar, Huon, Blackwood, Myrtle, Oak, Mahogany and Musk.
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SUPERB GEORGIAN BRASS BOUND CAMPAIGN WRITING SLOPE
Constructed of early, ribbon grain ,solid Mahogany. The exterior brass adornments are inlaid and screwed down, which is indicative of quality craftsmanship.
It has recessed brass ,military style handles.There is an exterior secret drawer that cannot be accessed until the main box is opened with a key and a brass pin released.
An interior secret drawer is hidden beneath the gold embossed leather writing surface.
There are two lidded compartments for pens , nibs stamps etc.
It retains its original makers label—A lion and Unicorn crest from the workshop of T. Handford, London, established 1797. The label reads
“ T. HANFORD’S IMPROVED WRITING DESK MANUFACTORY ”
H 16cm W 40.5cm D 25cm
BRASS BOUND WRITING SLOPE IN BURR WALNUT
LEATHER HAS BEEN REPLACED AT SOME TIME AND IS IN REASONABLY GOOD CONDITION.
HAS ITS OWN KEY TO LOCK AWAY THOSE PRECIOUS DOCUMENTS.