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Antique Calamander Writing Box Slope - circa 1870 United Kingdom

Width 15.75inch [40.00cm]
Height 6.00inch [15.24cm]
Depth 9.75inch [cm]
Medium Calamander, Brass, Mother of pearl, Abalone, Leather
Description Antique Writing Box veneered in beautiful figured calamander with ornate, delicate engraved Mother of Pearl, Abalone and Brass inlays. Has a secret compartment with three small drawers hidden beneath the writing slope via a special secret compartment

Opening the exquisitely inlaid antique writing box reveals a gold leaf tooled blue leather writing surface below a Calamander pen tray, two brass screw top inkwells and five letter compartments. The lower half of the writing slope can be lifted to reveal storage space for letters and important documents. When closed it is held in place by a mother of pearl finger lock.

The top half of the antique writing slope can be lifted to reveal another large storage space with the secret compartment! This secret compartment features a false wall hiding three small drawers. To gain access to the drawers the right hand inkwell must be removed and the bottom righthand side of the compartment must be pressed with a thumb or finger. This will cause the false wall to spring forward revealing the three small drawers.

Calamander is a valuable wood found in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It has a contrasting hazel-brown colour with black grain. It is a dense, heavy wood that is so popular it has been logged to extinction over the last few hundred years.

This makes Calamander pieces even more special.

This writing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, how to look after your antique booklet, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £65
US £85
Rest of the World £130

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