19th Century Teak and Brass bound Campaign Writing Slope


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Object Description

A particularly good 19th Century Teak and Brass bound Campaign Writing Slope with an embossed red baize back containing a concertina letter rack above a fully fitted interior with a green gun cloth lined double opening slope, the upper slope with a lock and key opening to reveal a spring loaded false front hiding three small drawers, the lower slope with two brass bolts and opening on a void, the lid supported by a sprung quadrant and the whole box with an elaborate front lock signed “Barron’s Patent” and requiring a metal pin to depress the button to the right of the keyhole to release the hinged keyhole cover which is signed across the front “Jas. S**achan” the missing letters are where the hinged cover has been restored. The full name would have been James Strachan and research shows that he was serving in India.

Circa. 1820

H: 9”, 23cms, W: 21”, 53cms, D: 12 ”, 31cms.

Object History

The Asiatic Register for 1832, Indian Army, Hon. East India Co. (HEIC) entry for The Adjutant General’s Office dated April 23 states: “The following officers to accompany Commander in Chief on a tour of inspection and review through Centre and Mysore divisions: Col.R.B.Fearon, deputy adj-gen.King’s Troops; James Strachan, Esq., inspector general of hospitals, ditto: Major W.Strahan, acting qu. mast. gen. of army…..etc.”

Object Condition

Very good. Marks and wear consistent with age and use. Full condition report available upon request.

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