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Antique Writing Slope
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    This mahogany antique writing slope is quite beautiful!
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    This close up shows the slight warp to the box top. It does not prevent the box from closing, locking, or opening.
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    The green felt covered writing surface looks good and is quite functional.
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    Both sides of the slope lift up to reveal storage.
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    Here is the back. Note the darker wood repairs on the upper right corner and bottom middle.
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    This detail shot shows the lovely brass inlay that is present on the front and top of the box.
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    A small brass plaque is inlaid in the top.
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    Here you can see the remaining ink pot and small storage areas at the front of the box.

Antique Writing Slope

$1,460 $875

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SKU: MB524 Shipping: $20 Availability: Sold Origin Date: 1890 Condition: Good Dimensions: 15.75" w x 9.5" d x 4.75" h Wood: Mahogany Customizable: No Category: Tags: , ,

Product Description

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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