19th c. Antique Mahogany Writing Slope Desk c.1850
An antique mahogany writing slope desk with brass carrying handles, corners and key hole. The box flips open to reveal a green felt writing space and a pair original glass ink well and glass sand shaker. The pen well is fitted with a bone handle, allowing it to be lifted and smalls to be stored below. Both tops of the slope fold back to reveal a paper storage compartment. An original manufacturer label is located under one top and an original business card is in the drawer.
One brass handle acts as the draw for a small drawer. This drawer is locked from within the box, opened by first unlocking and opening the writing box, then withdrawing a solid brass pin from the edge to release the small drawer.
- CREATOR The Nathan Starkey, Philadelphia,
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1850.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Mahogany, Brass, Felt, Glass, Metal.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Felt may or may not be original. One inner panel has a split in the wood but is structurally sound.
- DIMENSIONS H 7 in. x D 10.5 in. W 18 in., Open: H 5.5 in D 21.5 in W 18 in.