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This is c.1850 writing slope, it's inlaid with brass, mother of pearl and aboloney ,has a working lock and key. The box measures: 38cm by 24cm and stands 13cm in height. The box has a re- leatherd interior with two original Sheffield plate inks, it has two lidded compartments for nibs with mop nobs, a stationary rack to the front, the back of the box comes down to store paperwork and the bottom lifts up; this is a beautiful box.
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