Victorian brass bound rosewood lap-desk

Victorian brass bound rosewood lapdesk
Victorian brass bound rosewood lapdesk
Victorian lap desk secret drawers
Stationary compartment
Secret drawers closed
End drawer of antique desk
Antique travelling desk drawer
Detail of antique desk
Victorian brass bound rosewood lapdesk
Victorian brass bound rosewood lap-desk
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Victorian brass bound rosewood lap-desk

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Victorian brass bound rosewood lap-desk


Here we have to offer you this Victorian brass bound lap-desk.

The rosewood box with brass inset corners and strap work.

The box folds over to reveal its writing surface and stationary sections.

The leather inset writing surface, has two lids, each one opens to reveal an open storage area. This would have been for paper and writing implements, and important documents.

In the bottom section, there is a secret compartment that springs open to reveal some sovereign and guinea drawers.

Writing boxes like this, would have been taken on journeys to use for writing letters to loved ones or business people.

It would have been an important piece of equipment to take on the long and often dangerous journeys the owner would have taken in those days.

This box has an inscription in the brass plaque in the box lid, and is dated 1846.

Presented to Mr Robt. Anderson, As a token of respect ,by his friends in the employment of Messrs Aberrcromby & co Glasgow, 14th April 1846

45cms long

25cms deep

18cms high

This Victorian desk has been carefully restored to its former glory.

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Antiques are unique and it is impossible to price match in the normal way. Please take into account the quality of product, and the care taken in our restoration, before making a decision if you are looking at price comparison.
When you choose to purchase an item from Hingstons, you will be purchasing a piece that will enhance your home.
We spend time choosing the best product, an antique that has to meet the criteria to be placed in Hingstons of Wilton stock.
Beware of cheaper imitations.

Purchases from Hingstons Antiques Ltd are covered under the Distance Selling Regulations, which give all buyers the right to cancel the purchase within 7 working days after receipt of the item, for a full refund less RETURN transport costs.
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