Tunbridge Ware

A superb private collection of beautifully decorated antique Tunbridge Ware boxes, writing slopes and desk accessories and similar wooden items. Please click on the thumbnail image to view a larger illustration.

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Click to Enlarge TUNBRIDGE WARE
Travelling Writing Box
(Exterior view)
An exquisite satinwood border and oval floral motif decorate this beautifully crafted Tunbridge Ware rosewood travelling writing box. Two handles facilitate its carriage and a front drawer opens to reveal a lower interior with several compartments.



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Travelling Writing Box, as above
(Interior view)
Beneath the key-operated lid lies the original red velvet writing surface, with a pen recess alongside stamp and nib containers. The writing surface also lifts to reveal storage space for stationery below. Width: 13; Depth: 10; Height: 6 (33 cm x 25.4 cm x 16.5 cm)



Click to Enlarge INLAID WOODEN SEWING BOX

(Exterior view)
Decorated with a central panel in a star design, surrounded by a key-pattern border and banded inlay to the edge.



Click to Enlarge INLAID WOODEN SEWING BOX
As above
(Interior view)
Inside are nine lidded compartments and two pin cushions. Width: 12; Depth: 8; Height: 4 (31.8 cm x 20.3 cm x 10.2 cm)



Click to Enlarge WRITING SLOPE
Burr Walnut
(Exterior view)
In a rich burr walnut veneer, with geometric border design and brass cartouche and escutcheon to the lid and front, the latter complete with working key.



Click to Enlarge WRITING SLOPE
Burr Walnut, as above
(Interior view)
The original interior features a pen recess, nib and stamp compartments and a gilt-tooled green leather writing surface, both ends of which lift to reveal storage below. Width: 11; Depth: 9; Height: 6 (29.8 cm x 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm)


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