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British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore

British Colonial Portable Rosewood Writing Desk

Mid 19th century

SGD 3,200

A  British colonial or Anglo-Indian rosewood portable writing desk, edged and strung in brass. The desk has a sloping front lid that opens out into a writing surface with compartments for paper beneath and having secret drawers hidden behind a sprung panel. At the back there are one large and two small lidded compartments with finely pierced ivory panels and beautiful ivory inlay work. Note the propping hinge which keeps the lid upright and the two brass carrying handles to either side of the box.

Click to read more about Antique Colonial Boxes in our blog: Boxing Clever – Antique Boxes

 

 

Bombay
British colonial India
H: 21 ½ cm W: 44 cm D: 30 cm
H: 8” W; 17” D: 12”

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