A French ormolu and porcelain cameo mounted amboyna writing box, circa 1860 in date.
The rectangular casket features a lid with a central floral hand painted porcelain panel, crossbanding with ormolu decoration, opening to a fitted interior with a useful letter rack, pen rest and inkwell.
It has a fold-out writing slope with a purple velvet lined writing surface. It is fitted with drawers to either side and the whole raised on lotus cast ormolu feet.
Complete with working lock and key.
It is a rare and lovely piece which will make an unforgettable gift.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 22 cm x Width 49 cm x Depth 29 cm
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 11 inches
Our reference: A3647
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