Perhaps the first type of “laptop”, the antique writing slope has been used as a portable desk for hundreds of years. Writing slopes feature a gorgeous outside with a lock to secure important papers. Inside is a slanted writing surface a storage area for paper and an area for storing ink and quills.
Mahogany Antique Writing Slope
This writing slope is a box made from beautiful mahogany wood. The front and top of the box are decorated with gorgeous brass inlays. These inlays and the lovely, wispy grain and color of the wood really go well together. There is a working lock and key present. The interior of the writing slope is covered in green felt. This writing surface is probably not original to the piece, it was most likely covered in leather at some point. There is a remaining ink pot (it is hard to find slopes with ink pots remaining) and a lift up cover for the long, skinny storage area by the ink pot. Both sides of the slope lift up to reveal storage areas originally used for storing letters and stationary.
We have given this box a good condition rating. There are three wood repairs: one on the bottom front left corner, on the back top right corner, and a skinny section along the middle of the bottom of the back side. The top of the box also has a slight warp to it as you can see in the photos but this does not affect the box closing, opening, or functioning/displaying perfectly. It is a great piece for display, especially with the intricate brass inlays and stunning mahogany wood.
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