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Handford's Military Campaign Writing Slope

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Made from solid mahogany with flush fitted brass corners and strapping, shaped and inlaid brass handles to either side, that to the left hand side pulls out the full width drawer that runs along the base of the desk.

 

The interior typical with two lidded compartments, inkwell and dished, ebonized lift out cover for pens. The writing flaps re-covered in a suitable baize, one with lock and key, the other housing the bar that can be used to support a book when deploying the top of the slope as a lectern. The brass plate to the top is engraved in fine script with the initials P.W.W. Beneath the lockable flap is pasted the trade label for the maker, Thomas Handford. 

 

English circa 1815.

 

Thomas Handford is considered one of the better makers of such things and occupied various accommodations on The Strand at the beginning of the 19th century. He is initially recorded as being at No. 98, at the turn of the 18th century, moving to No.94 for 10 years from 1805 before finally moving to No.7. 

 

w:20 in x d:10.25 in x h: 7 in

 

Item Code: 3894

£ 1150

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