This is a wonderful antique Victorian Gothic revival writing slope in figured walnut with wonderful cut brass decorative mounts, by Sampson Mordan & Co. dating from Circa 1870.
The neo-gothic mounts incised with scrolling foliage and the sides with decorative bracket-shaped carrying handles.
The slope front opening to form a writing surface fitted with the original tooled and gilt red leather skiver.
The barrel-topped pen box opening to a fitted interior with inkwell, vesta case, gilt brass paper knife, agate-handled pencil and pen and two covered stamp compartments with stationary slots behind. The decorative gilded lock plate is marked S. Mordan & Co.
With working lock and key.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 18 cm x Width 36 cm x Depth 27 cm
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 11 inches
Our reference: A3379
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