Fine Travelling Writers Box Inkstand C1860s Stationery Chest
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Fine Travelling Writers Box Inkstand C1860s Stationery Chest:
Fine Travelling Writers Box Inkstand c1860s Stationery Chest
I just love the blend of utility and decorative charm to this early box, writing compendium. A well appointed writing set with inkstand, two pen rests and a slide out drawer, forming a handy stationery box for letter writing. The portable nature of the piece is facilitated by the ornate cast brass handle to centre. Brass hardware and studded bracing is a classic feature of early and Mid Victorian box making and Id happily attribute an estimate of age ca 1860s, possibly earlier still.
The two hand cut crystal inkwells appear to be original- indeed the fit is perfect to the velvet lined receptacles. No caps/lids to the wells. Otherwise complete and superficial surface rubbing wear only. A minor nibble to one of the glass wells. The box is 31cm (12 inches) wide x 19cm deep x 17 cm to the handle. Total weight is approx 1.6 kilos.
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