A brass bound mahogany writing box having vacant brass escutcheon on top; brass lock escutcheon;
brass pin within interior can be released to open side drawer. The fitted interior features a pivoting pen
tray beneath which is a storage area; other compartments…one lidded. The writing slopes retain
original green baize.
(19.75" x 10” x 7")
The Strand connects London to Trafalgar Square, one of the most expensive fashionable shopping
districts during the 19th century. The writing slopes are lined with original gold embossed leather and
feature a slide-lock; the tooling is very fine. Within the beaded fitted interior is a removeable pen tray
under which is provision for storage; centering the tray are compartments containing a colorless glass
ink bottle with silver plated lid; two additional compartments, one lidded. Contained within a
compartment is a rare Bery’s Patent cylindrical match box, a light case of exotic wood having inset rough
sandpaper bottom for striking matches still contained within. The box is fitted with a patented Brahma
lock [used on high quality boxes during the period] which is stamped BRAHMAS PATENT and displays three crowns.
(Exceptionally fine condition; 15.75" x 9.5" x 5")
Walnut, fine condition.
(H: 13.75"; W: 16"; D: 11.75")
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