Antique writing box with brass inlay

Sep 30, 2021. 18:57 UTC
Antique Writing Box With Brass Inlay
Kirsten
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

This antique lap desk has gold embossed red leather writing surface and an ink well. Both sides of surface lifts to reveal compartments beneath. Dimensions:5 1/2 X 12" X 9"

Provenance

This box was inherited 30 years ago. Nothing else is known of this piece.

Answered within about 1 hour
Sep 30, 20:19 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Kirsten,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Regency or William IV brass mounted mahogany lap desk
English, first half 19th Century
The hinged rectangular case with brass-mounted lid opening to an ebonized interior with gilt-embossed red leather writing surface lifting to reveal a document well and fitted with dividers for pens, etc.
5 1/2 inches high, 12 inches wide, 9 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition with wear commensurate to age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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