A wonderful and superior Tunbridge ware Lap Desk having centre panel with Hever Castle and another panel of geometric squares, having also a floral border. Inside fully fitted with further mosaic decoration including its original Ink Bottle with Thomas Bartons notable 'star' decoration, all of fine quality. With key.
Circa: 19th century
10 7/8th inches (27.5cm) width X 8.75 inches (22.5cm) depth X 3 1/8th inches (8cm) height approx
Good Antique Condition - a couple of small areas at the edges with missing veneer, please see images, in untouched original condition, a wonderful item
Hever was home for the cause of the English Reformation whose charms were such that Henry VIII made Anne Boleyn wife number two. Having been found guilty of witchcraft, plotting to kill the king, incest and adultery she will also have been late for dinner when beheaded. Losing the Kings affections to Jane Seymour were posthumously vindicated when her daughter became Queen Elizabeth.
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