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Tunbridge ware writing box, signed F.Wake 1898

Lot reference 28168979

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U.K. - late XIX century - Wood, Walnut

Object: Tunbridge ware writing box, signed F.Wake 1898
Material: Wood, Walnut
Estimated Period: late XIX century
Country of Origin: U.K.
Condition: Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing

Writing slope with Tunbridge marquetry plaque and escutcheon. A small compartment for pens, nibs etc. The inside main surface has a black leather lining. A two-sided insert, when opened up, reveals two separate storage areas for letters and documents. Some scratches and dents on the surface, a veneer missing in places, lids leather repaired, otherwise in a fair used, condition.
Signed F.Wake 1898 in pencil and F.Wake Alresford, Hants.
Alresford is a handsome Georgian town of colour-washed houses, riverside walks, UK's capital of watercress farming with the Mid Hants Railway, known locally as the Watercress Line.
Boxes for holding ink and pens had been in existence for some time but it was during the dying decades of the 18th century that they came into widespread use. Increased travel and war necessitated access to a stable surface to write upon with handy storage for pens, paper and ink. Army officers had their own boxes, using them both for army business and for writing home. Whether you were on a military campaign, writing to your nearest and dearest while on a prolonged sojourn at a country pile, or a young buck off on the Grand Tour, the portable desk became a staple travel accessory.
Box size 29.5 x 21.5 x 12.5cm

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