Antique Rosewood & Brass Inlaid Lap Desk Circa 1850

Item #: G5004

Description: Rosewood construction with intricate brass inlaid decoration. Hinged lid opens to writing slant having tooled leather writing surface. Lower storage compartment for storing stationery and envelopes. Upper compartment with inkwell and writing utensil crib. Spring loaded secret compartment conceals 2 small drawers. Original lock with maker's mark "J BRAMAH, 124 PICCADILLY" (London).

Materials: Rosewood. Brass Inlay.

Dimensions: Height: 4-3/4". Width: 14". Depth: 9-1/2".

Locality and Period: England or America. c.1850.

Comments:   Very much used as officer's field desks during American Civil War. Note some minor missing brass filigree trim.

Price: $295.00

Antique Inlaid Mahogany Liquor Decanter Box & Key c.1810

Item #: G4947

Description: Hinged, locking lid, figured mahogany box with inlaid banding. Interior with 3 compartments for storing liquor decanters. Inlaid key escutcheon and original key.

Materials: Mahogany. Brass hardware and lock.

Dimensions: Height: 8". Width: 15". Depth: 8-1/2".

Locality and Period: American. c.1810.

Comments:  Beautiful figured mahogany with original lock and key.

Price: $195.00

English Regency Rosewood Letter Box
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Description: Canterbury style letter box with open sides.  Hinged, locking lid with 2 slots adorned with engraved mother-of-pearl inlay, one for "Answered" letters and the other for "Unanswered" letters. Box stands on four turned bun feet and is topped with a lovely  turned handle. Complete with a working key.
Materials: Rosewood. Mother-of-Pearl inlays. Brass hinges & lock.
Dimensions: Height: 6-1/4". Width: 10-3/8". Depth: 5-5/8".
Locality and Period: England. c.1810-20.
Comments: Used to organize household correspondences, this rare gem crafted in distinctly grained rosewood remains in very good condition.
Price: $595.00 NOW: $395.00

Green Painted Primitive Wooden Tool Box
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Description: Wooden tool box with hinged drop front revealing 2 drawers and tool storage area. Old olive green paint.
Materials: Various woods. Iron hinges and handle. Porcelain drawer pulls. 
Dimensions: Height: 15-1/2". Width: 20-1/4". Depth: 8-3/4".
Locality and Period: Found in Missouri. c. 1900.
Comments: One of a kind hand made tool box with old green paint.
Price: $149.00

Automaton Musical Tantalus Liquor Set
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Description: Miniature liquor cabinet in the form of an organ or upright piano, likely built in Switzerland or Austria probably for the British market circa 1925. The cabinet is automated and musical, the key to wind the music box is found above the decanters. Press gently on the center of the keyboard to start one of the two Airs. As the music plays, the cabinet doors automatically open, and the glazed lid springs open. The cabinet houses 2 original acid etched decanters with original stoppers, complimenting the eight small glasses held in a removable caddy under the glass lid.The two Airs are listed on the paper label on the underside, "Tea for Two, Fox Trot & Mon Coeur (My Heart), Chanson".

Materials: Rosewood cabinet. Brass hardware. Glass doors. Crystal decanters & glasses. 
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-1/2". Depth: 6".
Locality and Period: Switzerland or Austria. c.1925.
Comments: A rare and unusual find in excellent working order.
Price: ***SOLD***

Hand Dovetailed Cherry Bible Box
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Description: Overhanging locking (no key), hinged lid with support chain opening to reveal a spacious interior. Single board sides hand dovetailed at the corners. Molded skirt (replaced) scroll cut to form feet. Brass handles on sides.   Materials: Cherry. Pine secondary. Brass hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 9-1/2". Width: 20". Depth: 10-3/4". Interior 17-1/2"w X 9"d X 7-1/2"h.
Locality and Period: American. c.1830.
Comments: Old box with some contemporary replacements and finish.
Price: $195.00

American Figured Mahogany Lap Desk
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Description: Rectangular hinged box that opens to a slope writing surface. Interior compartments to store stationery and accoutrements. Drawer on side for additional storage. 
Materials: Figured mahogany veneers and solids. Pine secondary. Brass hardware.
Dimensions: Height: 8". Width: 22". Depth: 11" closed, 22" open.
Locality and Period: Major East coast center. c. 1790-1810.
Comments: Rare American example of an English classic form.
Price: $295.00