Antique Tunbridgeware writing slope, inlaid lap desk
An antique Tunbridgeware inlaid lap desk or writing slope, the lid and front inlaid in marquetry ware in multi-coloured wood, the sides and back in a plain mahogany veneer. The front with a lock (no key), the inside with a recess for an inkwell, pens or pencils and spaces for papers / envelopes underneath the writing surfaces on both sides. A wonderful looking item with lots of live still left in it!
With some damage to the inlay on the lid and the veneer on the sides. The key is broken and the box does not shut fully flush. The inside would have had an inkwell and a lid for the pen tray. The little latch to hold back the writing surface is a replacement.
30.5 x 21.5 x 12.5 cm ***** 12 x 8.5 x 5 inches
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