Fabulous Brass Bound Coromandel Writing Slope


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  • £2,400.00
  • €2,605 Euro
  • $3,034 US Dollar

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Fabulous Brass Bound Coromandel Writing Slope

An exceptional Victorian writing slope, brass-bound Coromandel with a satinwood lined interior and deep blue, gold lined leather writing surfaces. Beneath one writing flap is a gold lined, blue leather arrangement for writing implements; beneath the other are concealed three small drawers, behind a strip, beneath the inkwell and pen rack. Running along the base line of the slope are two, blue velvet lined, drawers; one to the left and one to the right. These are sprung and opened by depressing the appropriate button within the outer edge of the lower half of the box.
Retaining the original locks and keys; the main lock being made by Bramah of London.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, Coromandel was considered one of the most exotic, luxurious and expensive woods to work with and it was the veneer of choice for some of the finest boxes.
Coromandel wood was sourced from India and South East Asia and was an exceptionally dense, close-grained wood. Visually a more vibrant and figured variety from the Ebony family, the actual species of Coromandel became virtually extinct by the beginning of the 20th century. Today's nearest relation to Coromandel is Macassar Ebony.
English, London made, circa 1880.
w:19 7/8 in x d:11 7/8 in x h: 8 1/2 in


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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