Very attractive inlaid figured walnut writing box in fine condition. Superb wild grain to the top and front. Unspoilt patina. Original inlaid Mother of Pearl cartouche and escutcheon with multi strip veneer surrounds. Tunbridge Ware style bands to the edges of the lid and front . All inlays are original, complete and in excellent condition. The top closes square. Hinges, sliding slope clasp and lock are original and a working key is supplied. Both storage areas beneath the writing platform are in good condition. The office section comprises of a small lidded section with original brass knob, dished pen tray with storage space beneath and twin inkpot sections complete with a matching pair of brass screw top inkpots in very good condition. Professionally replaced leather with gilt and blind embossed tooling. All fold lines are strengthened as was the practice when the original leather was fitted. A very attractive example of the style.
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