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British Colonial Rosewood Writing Box

Early 19th century

SGD 2,750

A  British colonial rosewood writing box beautifully inlaid with brass. The exterior decorated and reinforced in a striking design of brass banding and fleur-de-lis motif, with brass locks, hinges and carrying handles. The inner face of the lid is mounted with a solid teakwood writing surface that can hinge horizontally and thus serve as a writing surface. The interior of the lid is fitted with horizontal splats for paper storage. The interior of the box is divided into compartments, with a lift out tray which conceals more storage space underneath.

The box is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.

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British colonial India
H: 31 cm W: 46 cm D: 30 cm
H: 12” W: 18” D: 12”

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