REF: B0042

A 19th Century Tunbridge Marquetry Writing Slope / Lap Desk, England Circa 1875

  • A 19th Century Tunbridge Marquetry Writing Slope / Lap Desk, England Circa 1875

    A very handsome Tunbridge-ware writing slope or lap desk, showing two fold-over panels decorated with marquetry inlay of contrasting light & dark woods with stained accents, depicting Tonbridge castle within a border of meandering vines, flower-heads & thistles. The hinged top panels opening to reveal a marquetry & parquetry decorated interior, housing a sectioned compartment for inkwells and assorted writing implements, above a striking purple velvet-lined writing panel which lifts open to store stationary, envelopes etc. The right hand side of case fitted with a locking mechanism.

    Dimensions: 3.5” h x 12.25” w x 10” d.

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