Regency Period Rosewood and Brass Inlaid Campaign Writing Slope

GBP 2,350.00

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Object Description

A very good Regency Period Rosewood and Brass Inlaid Campaign Writing Slope with a rising section containing four drawers with lion’s head ring handles and leather lined slopes. When first opened the rising section is just visible but secured with two sliding bolts. This can be raised and is supported by sprung side flaps and once the superior slope is opened this reveals a false platform which can be removed to reveal a further void and the spring loaded fascia can be released by inserting a pin into the hole on the r.h. corner just above the false platform. This reveals three further small drawers and the box has inset brass carrying handles to the sides.

Circa. 1810.

H: 8”,20 cms, W:19 ”,48.5 cms, D:13 ”,33 cms.

Object History

Inscribed into the bottom of the rising section is the name and address; Richard Stephens, 56 Gt Marelebone St, Port Land Place. See London Street Directory 1843, Stephens, Richard (Of Marsala), Merchant. Robson Street Directory in 1832 has 56 GMS as Lamb, S and Dearlove, Agnes, Tobacconist. One of the rising section drawers has the name and address: GG Vernon, Netherton, Nr. Ledbury and this would have been the hamlet of Netherton near Elmley Castle in Worcestershire rather than the much larger Netherton near Birmingham. There are also various papers etc and notes all from the Ledbury area with the box.

Object Literature

”Princes under the Volcano” Raleigh Trevelyan

Object Condition

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

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