Regency Writing Box made of solid Cuban Mahogany veneered in Rosewood still retaining its orginal polished finish, its bound with 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.
The interior of this Antique Rosewood Writing Box is veneerd in rosewood with decorative brass reinforced corners, has a brass inlaid lid underwhich are two candle sconces that fit into the front edge of the writing box. The writing surface is veneered in angled crossbanded rosewood which is inlaid with brass stringing and brass wheels at each coner, it has its original blue tooled leather writing surface which can be locked. On the back of the larger writing surface has replacement and some original green ribbon for holding calling cards or letters.Under this writing surface is a wooden book rest which locates in the top of the writing box and the box angle can be changed via the lecturn which is on the right handise of the boxes interior.
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, remove the side drawer retaining pin and use it to press the centre screw of the top right hand corner brass reinforcer pushing down on this then enables the secret cover to spring forward revealing three small secret drawers, each one is superbly dovetailed having rosewood veneered fronts, inlaid with brass stringing and having round brass handles.
The Writing Box also has two brass screw top Crown Inkwells and Candle sconces with their original unploished finish.
Regency Writing Box comes a E.Turner Patent Lock stamped with two Crowns, both locks are fully working and come with tasselled keys.
Antique Rosewood Writing Box with brass reinforced corners for extra strength and durability, has two brass escutcheons and a pair of screw top inkwells.
This antique writing box comes with a fully working locks and tasselled keys.
We believe this was made by D. Edwards of 21 King Street, Bloomsbury Square, London, famous makers of Writing & Dressing cases to the Royal Family and inventor of the patent military traveling cases. The detailed work on this writing box such as, the inlaid brass, inset decorative handles, the timbers used of the highest quality and its mechanism for the secret compartment is work we recognise and beleive to be from Edwards workshop.
Edwards were purchased by Asprey in 1859 and had two royal warrants from King George IV and Queen Victoria, they were known makers of some of the best writing, vanity and dressing boxes to be sold
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