An English rosewood and brass slope desk box from the 19th century, with two locking keys, black leather writing desk, gilt trim and engraved with the name "Dickinson". Born in England during the 19th century, this English slope lap desk features a linear rosewood structure, beautifully adorned with intricate brass motifs on the top and front. Engraved with the name "Dickinson" on the top, the box opens to reveal a slope desk, fitted with black leather decorated with a gilt trim. Each section lifts up to reveal a hidden compartment, ideal to store papers and documents, the writing area concealing a label for H. Spencer, manufacturer in London as well as hidden drawers. It features its original lock, key and stationary. Perfect to be placed on the lap to write a letter, this 19th century English box will also be a great decorative accent to compliment any desk, chest-of-drawers or side table.
Place of Origin: England
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 16" W x 9.635" D x 6.25" H
Inventory Number: JB3