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WRITING BOX

Regency Writing Box made of solid Mahogany veneered in stunning faded untouched Indian Rosewood, its bound with engraved brass & inlaid with decorative foliate brass inlay to the top & front. The regency slope has two campaign flush fitting carrying handles one of which in inset into a full length dovetailed side drawer, it has a secret compartment with three supeb dovetailed drawers with rosewood fronts and turned bone handles, and when you unluck the writing box it has two sprung bars which push the box top up showing that it's unlocked, these are either side of the interior of the writing slope.


The interior of this Antique Rosewood Writing Box is veneerd in rosewood with decorative brass reinforced corners, has three brass inlaid lids with silvered ring pulls. Under the larger of the two has a brass rod for using to access the Secret compartment. The writing surface is cross banded in kingwood and has its original velvet tooled writing surface which can be locked, on the back of the larger writing surface has replacement black ribbon for holding calling cards or letters. After unlocking the smaller writing surface you can then access the secret drawers this is done by the writing box being in the open position, placing the key in the lock at the front of the box and turning the key anticlockwise so the lock is now in the locked position, then and only then can you put the brass pin 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, each one superbly dovetailed having rosewood veneered fronts and having turned bone handles.


The Writing Box also has two brass screw top Crown Inkwells.


Regency Writing Box comes a Tompson Patent Lock stamped with a Crown and GR, both locks are fully working and come with tasselled keys.
Material Wood, Brass, Steel, Velvet
Age C. 1820
Dimensions Width 10.50 in  (26.67 cm)   Depth 20 in  (50.80 cm)  
Height 7 in  (17.78 cm)  

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