Military Writing Box

Military Writing Box
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Offered by: Mark Goodger Antiques
Dealer reference: 500169

Description

Antique mahogany military writing box with strong brass edging for extra strength, with an engraved initial plate which reads: " J. B . Gibson 20th L' Drag ns ". The front and top feature bold brass stringing and the front has a "Turner Patent" lock.

Opening the military box reveals a black leather gold tooled writing surface, a pen tray, two inkwells and a small compartment which houses two candles sconces which can be fitted in the top edge of the open box.
Lifting the lower half of the writing slope reveals a storage space with star cross ribbon backing. The top half of the writing surface is lockable with a bone escutcheon. Underneath which is a large storage area, hidden drawers and secret compartment.
To access the hidden drawers the pen tray in the top right hand of the box must be removed and the lower outer wall of its compartment must be pressed which will cause a false wall to spring forwards revealing two hidden drawers with turned bone handles.

With the false wall removed the base of the storage compartment has a ribbon which can be pulled to lift up the floor, revealing a secret compartment underneath!.

This military mahogany writing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key and to operate the key it must be turned clockwise to unlock.

Height: 6.75inch (17.15 cm)
Width: 17.00inch (43.18 cm)
Depth: 10.50inch (26.67 cm)

Date

Circa 1815

Price

£1,100.00

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