Antique writing box with brass inlay

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

Antiques & curio

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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"


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
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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