REF: B0047

A Rare 19th Century Killarney Ware Marquetry Writing Slope, Ireland Circa 1875

  • A Rare 19th Century Killarney Ware Marquetry Writing Slope, Ireland Circa 1875

    A very handsome & rare Killarney Ware marquetry writing slope / lap desk, the yew wood case constructed with two fold-over panels decorated with marquetry inlays of arbutus (an indigenous shrub in and around Killarney) depicting Ross Castle within a border of meandering vines, wild roses, shamrocks & thistles, the smaller panel depicting Glena Cottage. Both opening to reveal a marquetry & parquetry decorated interior, housing a sectioned compartment for inkwells & 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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