Antique Boxes & Collectables
Compact Figured Oak Roll Top Stationery Box. c1900
REF: LA4198 / LA319551
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A delightful late Victorian-Edwardian roll top stationery box in excellent condition. The dimensions of this item is such that it lends itself well for placing on a wide range of surfaces, from a large desk, small table, shelving unit, hall table, alongside a telephone or perhaps on a kitchen surface for keys and notes etc. Constructed with solid English figured oak with the unique and attractive ‘rays’ to the grain. Items made from this particular cut is referred to as ‘Tiger Oak’ in the USA for obvious reasons The roll top automatically opens and closes upon opening/closing the front drawer. The drawer in common with every part of the box is constructed of solid oak. Removable dished pen tray with storage space beneath with what is believed to be the original inkpot alongside. Additional storage space for miscellaneous stationary accessories. The top section comprise of 5 storage sections of various sizes and a top section comprising of the original and complete set day/date calendar cards. All contents of the item can be made secure given that a replacement working key is provided. Aside from the key every part of this item is original, complete and in superb condition. The brassware could of course be very easily cleaned but the patina does add to the character. More often than not antique stationary boxes are quite large and though practical lack charm and are less suited for convenient modern day use. Must recommend for charm, practical use and given the condition and degree of original features….a sound investment piece. Unpacked weight 1.7 Kg
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Compact Figured Oak Roll Top Stationery Box. c1900 (LA319551) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1900
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