Antique Oak Writing BoxSKU: by Mark Goodger
Antique Oak Writing Box
Circa Date : 1860
Materials : Oak
Country of Origin : United Kingdom
Size 18 cm H x 51 cm W x 28 cm D
Victorian Oak writing box with brass edging for strength and inlaid with triple brass stringing. Brass escutcheon, carrying handles and a secret compartment containing three drawers and having a rare top secret document drawer. The interior features a black and gold tooled writing surface surrounded by brass stringing and detailed corner supports , two silver plated travelling ink wells and a removable tray for holding pens and pencils. The bottom half of the writing surface lifts up to reveal a storage area. Underneath the top half of the writing surface is further storage and a secret hidden compartment containing three drawers. These can be accessed by removing the right hand inkwell, and pressing on the base of the inkwell compartment. Top Secret Document Drawer! To open the secret document drawer on this fabulous antique writing box you need to leave the box in its open position and have already accessed the small three drawers, remove the small secret drawer underneath the nib and inkwell compartment nearest the exterior drawer, then remove the brass pin located on the left hand side of the box which is keeping the large drawer from being pulled open, remove the long drawer. Now pushing your index finger into the void where the small secret drawer has been removed and push or squeeze the side support / drawer guide then the secret document drawer drops from inside the large void where the long drawer was pulled from. To put it back into position just push it all the way back and angle it so it slots into the gap at the very back top and push back up with your fingers allowing it to lock back into position.
This antique writing box comes with a fully working locks and tasselled keys.
Shipping Cost: United Kingdom £25 Europe £85 International £130