BRASS BOUND CAMPHORWOOD CAMPAIGN WRITING SLOPE. Circa 1850.
This super, large Brass Bound Camphorwood Campaign Writing Slope dates from circa 1850.
With tambour and rise-and-fall action, this is a lovely example of a Campaign Writing Slope. The handles, hinges and name plate are all original and even the tambour has been given an ebonised and camphor contrast. The name plate is engraved ‘John Pile’.
The tambour is activated by pulling the front drawer forward which also allows the slope to be unfolded. The stationery compartment is made to rise-and-fall by pressing the sprung battens at either end.
The camphorwood is a good, rich colour and patination.
Height (when closed): 8.75 inches (22.5 cm)
Width: 20.5 inches (52 cm)
Depth: 14.75 inches (37 cm)