Antique Campaign Writing Slope, Ship's Captain, Correspondence, Desk, Victorian
Our Stock # 18.6919
This is an antique campaign writing slope. An English, mahogany ship's captain's correspondence desk, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1850.
- Superior campaign piece with captivating roll-top action
- Displays a desirable aged patina
- Select mahogany shows fine grain interest
- Rich caramel hues to the wax polish finish
- Upon opening the front drawer, the roll-top arcs backwards to reveal the secret gallery
- Raising from its recess, the 8 compartment letter rack flanks a central mirrored door
- The writing slope in two parts, the upper of which conceals another compartment
- Dressed in vibrant purple velour with rich, golden tooled border
- Dressed with a shield shaped brass escutcheon with working inset lock — key present
- Brass drop handles on shaped backs, with similar handle to the rising compartment
- Campaign handles to the sides feature recessed pulls with demi-lune handles
- Striking, brass X-shaped dressing to the gallery sides — the right pushing in to lower the piece
This is a beguiling antique campaign writing slope, with an automated mechanism that will delight for years to come. A rare opportunity, this piece is set to be a fine addition to any collection or home. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.
Max Width: 44cm (17.25'')
Max Depth: 45cm (17.75'')
Max Height: 27.5cm (10.75'')
Open Width: 44cm (17.25'')
Open Depth: 66cm (26'')
Open Height: 41.5cm (16.25'')
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