A George IV Rosewood Writing Slope


A fine George IV writing slope in solid rosewood.

A fine George IV writing slope in solid rosewood, the hinged sarcophagus top with raised rectangular centre inlaid with a vacant brass cartouche, over a bold quarter fluted edge and opening to a fitted interior with spaces for inkwells and quills, above straight sides with brass flush handles and a sloping cover with a lock escutcheon and quarter-banded flowers at each corner and with a recumbent lion by a tree stump and an oval shield with the Union Flag upon it, the slope opening to a red and gilt tooled leather writing surface, the upper part covering an inner compartment with a secret drawer. English, circa 1825.

Condition: Overall very good, the piece is in generally very good condition with no damage to the wood, the brass fittings and inlay are all original, the leather is split at the hinges and has some stains but is the original. The lock has been damaged. Overall the piece has a lovely appearance and patina, and being solid rosewood is quite heavy. The lion to the centre has a satisfied grin on his face.

Height = 18 cm (7.25”)
Width = 36 cm (14.5”)
Depth = 29 cm (11.5”)