Description: the frieze drawer concealing a removable folding writing slope fitted with pen trays and various compartments
Dimensions: 31.5cm. high, 43cm. wide, 29cm deep; 1ft. ¼in., 1ft. 5in., 11¼in.
Condition Report: Very decorative. Old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Generally, though, in good restored condition. The leather inset surfaces later but well done. Brass interior fittings (hinges and lock) and lid of internal pen tray later. Inset rosewood veneer/fillets to sites of brass metal work. The underside probably lined with baise.
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Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. US regulations contain restrictions and prohibitions on the import of certain items (including ivory) which are designed to protect wildlife conservation. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US.
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