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Quality 19th Century Military Campaign Camphor Wood Roll Top Writing Slope

Quality 19th Century Military Campaign Camphor Wood Roll Top Writing Slope

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£1,350.00
Ref: 2465
Status: Available
Dimensions:
Width 21 inches - 53.5cm
Height:  11 1/4 inches - 28.5cm
Depth:  16 3/4 inches - 42.3cm
Showroom: Benington, Hertfordshire
Payment Method: UK cheque or bank transfer. Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards are also accepted
Contact: 01438 869819
   
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Description
Quality 19th Century Military Campaign Camphor Wood Roll Top Writing Slope This extremely good quality Chinese export camphor wood metamorphic writing slope / lap desk dating to circa 1850 was made for sea captains and military field officers for use on campaign. Constructed of solid camphor wood being brass bound to all edges with brass military carrying handles the lower drawer opens which activates the tambour roll top to slide back revealing a lift up fitted interior with tambour sliding doors. These doors open to a pigeon hole interior with locking door which opens to a small drawer inside. To the top there are lidded compartments and an original recessed pull-out mirror. The ebony strung writing slope, which has a central brass cartouche, opens to reveal a later black leather tooled writing surface which lifts forwards at the rear to reveal a storage area with a very special secret hiding place which when using a fine nail releases a brass spring to access three drawers behind the removable panel. Both the drawer and the locking door to the pop-up section have working keys and the whole piece is in excellent condition having been restored using traditional methods. The fall is not warped and all joints are sound which is rare for an item this which would have been on so many travels with changes in heat and atmospheres. An exceptional good quality Military lap desk / writing slope with a variety of different actions in excellent condition with a lovely warm camphor wood colour
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