A fine and very large walnut brass banded military campaign writing slope with fitted rosewood interior.
Finished with a stunning teal blue gold tooled leather writing surface with centre pull tabs, a very rare document section beyond the two 19th century inkwells*, lower section folds to reveal a large storage well and the smaller top section is adorned with three secret doors accessed by raising part of the right-hand inkwell.
Below this is a brass pin which when removed allows access to the full size drawer within.
This is a very scarce slope, very large and fully intact.
Measuring 20cm H x 27cm D x 50cm W
(55cm D when opened)
Inscription you’re the top centre lozenge: Presented to Mr W.M.Handcock by members of the Burnopefield (Durham) Flower Show for his efficient services as Treasurer. May 13th 1897 
(Although I believe the slope to be older than this date) 
Condition:
Outer veneers: excellent. 
Outer brass banding: complete but has minor scratches from past cleaning.
Locks: outer & inner - both present, key for inner lock, I may be able to source a period outer key.
Leather: excellent
Tooling: excellent
Rosewood veneers: excellent
Inkwells: 19th Century however one has damage to corner of glass.
Secret drawer mechanism: excellent
Base: felt lined- excellent 

Fine Walnut & Rosewood 19th Century Military Campaign Writing Slope

£845.00Price