Early 19th Century King Wood Antique Writing Slope (c. 1810 London)


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Object Description

179 Antique writing slope with brass edge and binding with flush fitted brass handles, escutcheon top plaque and other brass decoration. The timber is the finest quality kingwood.
The interior has box wood edging, brass decoration and the original leather. The leather is very intricately tooled and gilded with repeated flower design.
There is a mahogany tray with secret drawers, another secret drawer under the bridge and the maker’s label in the other compartment.
The writing slope locks in the normal way, in addition both internal compartments lock separately as well. BAYLEY BLEW AND CHAPMAN

English circa 1810

Object History

Bayley, Blew & Chapman, who described themselves as “dressing case makers and Perfumers to His Majesty and HRH Duke of York,” are recorded in the accounts of George IV as having supplied in 1828, a rosewood writing desk edged with brass and a buhl border, patent lock, and flaps covered with green velvet; interior glass mounted with silver. £15 12s. The price for this box is very high indeed, at least five times what could be expected for a normal quality box and reflects the appreciation of the intricate brass work.

Object Details

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Parkway Farm
GL54 3JL

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