S/859 Early Nineteenth Century Mahogany Writing Slope
The rectangular lid, fitted with brass corner mounts and plaque engraved 'RNB', opens to reveal a brass capped ink pot, a removable pen tray and four further compartments.
The full sized writing surface, lined with black baize, opens to reveal a mahogany lined compartment to each side. The larger of the two has a secret compartment, which is accessed by pressing the inside front edge of the box beneath the removable pen tray.
The whole, fitted with a three quarter length drawer and a locking pin, has a lock to the front, with brass strap work to the corners, and has a good colour, is in good condition and retains a patination.
21¾ in. (55.5 cm.) Wide
22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) Open Deep
7 in. (17.5 cm.) High
11 in. (28 cm.) Deep Closed
English Circa 1830