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British Colonial Triple Opening Writing Box

Late 19th century

An antique triple opening writing box in rosewood with inlaid fleur–de-lis accents. From the British colonial era in India. The interior has the usual compartments for inkwells and a curved pen tray. The writing surface is made of camphor wood with compartments for paper beneath and having secret drawers hidden behind a sprung panel. Note the propping hinge which keeps the back upright, and the countersunk carrying handles on the side.

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British colonial India
H:22 ½ cm W: 53 cm D: 33 cm
H: 9” cm W: 21” D: 13”


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