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Travelling case; writing

A writer's travelling case, 1838, smart and attractive.

Details

  • Collection Type:Documents,Domestic

Description

The writing case has a brass strip around all external edges with a thinner brass strip one centimeter in.  There are brass handles, one at each end of the box and they lay flush with the sides.
A small circular raised escutcheon is at the centre front.  
On the lid is a decorative brass name plate engraved with 'Mr  C Harper'. Brass inlay strips are on the inside corners.  
The top internal flap has a dark blue narrow ribbon in a diamond pattern held in place with brass pins.  When this flap is laid back, it forms a writing top. This top is covered in olive green baize.  
The bottom half lifts up to reveal a storage area and three (3) small drawers.  There is also a long thin compartment on top of the drawers.  This compartment is divided into three (3) smaller compartments.  
The pen compartment has a removable lid with a central knob for a handle.

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Location

SCOOP