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Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870

Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Coromandel Writing Slope by Betjemann & Sons C1870 | Ref. no. 08261 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08261
Price: £925.00
A lovely antique Victorian Coromandel writing Slope retailed by Whittington of Neath and made by the world famous London box makers Betjemann & Sons, circa 1870 in date.

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A lovely antique Victorian Coromandel writing Slope retailed by Whittington of Neath and made by the world famous London box makers Betjemann & Sons, circa 1870 in date.

This wonderful antique writing slope is in beautiful coromandel wood with brass studded cruciform centre and matching corners.

It has a purple velvet lined writing slope with a compartment for papers below. 


There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.

Coromandel, also known as Calamander wood, is a higly prized and valuable exotic wood from India and Sri Lanka and was only used in top quality pieces.

Complete with working Bramah lock and key, the lock is stamped Betjemann.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 11 x Width 36 x Depth 26

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 10 inches

Our reference: 08261

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Betjemann & Sons
From 1859, based at 36-40 Pentonville Road, London, George Betjemann amd his two sons took the art of cabinet, box and book slide making to new heights. They specialised in designs for operating the way that different compartments in vanity boxes opened and also the sprung system for book slides.

Coromandel wood or Calamander wood
is a valuable wood from IndiaSri Lanka  and South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood.

Coromandel wood has been logged to extinction over the last 2 to 3 hundred years and is no longer available for new work in any quantity. Furniture in coromandel is so expensive and so well looked after that even recycling it is an unlikely source. A substitute, Macassar Ebony, has similar characteristics and to the untrained eye is nearly the same but it lacks the depth of colour seen in genuine Coromandel.

Bramah
is London's oldest security company. Established at 124 Piccadilly, London in 1784, and today based in Marylebone, London and Romford, Essex.

Bramah made their first lock in 1784 and the patent was awarded in 1787. The designer was Joseph Bramah. Joseph Bramah was a leading inventor of the industrial revolution, patenting over 18 new ideas, including a new valve for the water closet (toilet), the hydraulic pump, a fountain pen, and a fire engine.

Bramah also introduced a beer hand pump for use at the bar, to prevent fluid loss when barmen went downstairs to pour a new jug! Due to the quality of his manufacturing, his name became a by-word amongst British Engineers for engineering excellence and many of his inventions are on display in the Science Museum in London. You can find one of his original toilets still working in Osborne House, Queen Victoria's home on the Isle of Wight.

The Bramah lock was unique and advanced property and valuables protection enormously. Indeed it was 50 years ahead of any Chubb lock and 70 years ahead of Yale. Original Bramah locks are most often found on the highest quality homes and furniture.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 11 x Width 36 x Depth 26

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 10 inches

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