A Georgian Military rosewood and brass inlaid writing box, ...

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£420

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A Georgian Military rosewood and brass inlaid writing box, c.1830, the hinged lid with Thompson patent lock, stamped Crowned GR twice, opening to reveal another hinged lid that has two brass risers enabling it to be used as a bookstand, opening to reveal a leather covered slope and fitted interior, opening to reveal a secret layer of drawers, 51 x 31 x 21 cm.
The Tompson lock is special in the way the tennon is retracted into the lock and enables a flat surface when the lock is open. This made the lock ideal for writing boxes and relied on levers which were called tumbrels at the time to give security.

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Auction Date: 29th Nov 2019 at 10am

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