Victorian Miniature Ebony ,Tunbridge Ware Writing Slope.
An Exquisite miniature Ebony writing slope either a salesman’s sample or a apprentice piece, it’s so well made and in fabulous condition, dating back to c.1840.
Inlaid to the top is wonderful specimen woods,surrounded by a tunbridge ware mosaic border, and a beautiful floral Tunbridge ware design around the front sides and back.
The box features a working lock and key with a mother of Pearl key escutcheon.
Open the box to revel a original velvet embossed writing surface, with a section underneath the bottom of the box and a section to the inside lid, with a inlaid pen cover.
This is a very rare box in wonderful condition.
The piece measures 14.5 x 10 and stands 7.5 cm high.