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Large Antique Writing Slope Wooden Box 1800s For Restoration
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Large Antique Writing Slope Wooden Box 1800s For Restoration

A beautiful old solid wooden writing slope box. These were the Laptop computers of 150 odd years ago! A portable station to compose documents letters etc, a travelling desktop and stationery cupboard in one!

This example as the pictures show- is a large and impressive example with lovely red leather writing surface and complete with a pull out side draw- not always found to these! Distinctive brass hardware along all outer sides and lid corners is a great strengthening measure in construction. The remaining hardware is also quality brass fittings as shown including the side handles (one of which is the drawer handle) . The lock is intact but we have no key.

This one will need some repair- the leather writing surface is faded and worn with holes also here and there all documented fairly in the pics.

The two sides of the slope were never hinged- rather I think they simply lifted up using the leather top as a kind of hinge- but now the leather has worn through the two sides simply sit it situ. No inkwells present. General knocks and bumps and some stable splitting along the grain to lid top as shown. . A strip of rounded beading is missing along the front edge of the base. There may be other issues however I have noted all I can find. Box is very much sold as is.

Despite this wear - with some TLC this beautiful writing box could be much improved! A project for anyone with a few tools and knowhow.

Outer dimensions 45cm x 26cm x 17cm Weight is approx 4 kilos.


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