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Rosewood travel desk - antique writing box with inkwell and pen - ca. 1850

Lot reference 16747687
Rosewood travel desk - antique writing box with inkwell and pen - ca. 1850

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Rosewood item, already restored

For sale an Imperial Victorian travel desk from England, mid 19th century. Size when closed: 50 x 18 x 26 cm.
It has wonderful brass corners and a precise and working lock, similar to a closure of a jewel box.
The lock is original and was removed and cleaned. The closure is very precise, with the typical “clack” of opening/closing.
The writing surfaces are covered with fine leather with gold decorations and they are both foldable, with wide compartments beneath.
Inside there is a secret compartment that has three nice small drawers for precious things. The mechanism works perfectly and is very rare to find in vintage items.
The writing box will be sold with the writing accessories shown in the photos (except books, laptop or other boxes).

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United States $ 68.32
Austria $ 37.26
Belgium $ 37.26
Canada $ 68.32
Denmark $ 37.26
France $ 37.26
Germany $ 37.26
Ireland $ 37.26
Italy $ 18.63
Luxembourg $ 37.26
Netherlands $ 37.26
Norway $ 37.26
Poland $ 37.26
Portugal $ 37.26
Spain $ 37.26
Sweden $ 37.26
Switzerland $ 37.26
United Kingdom $ 37.26
Rest of Europe $ 37.26
Anywhere else $ 68.32

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