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Portable writing box, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, dark stained wood, mahogany and brass, XF30, XF28, ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London.

Portable writing box, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, dark stained wood, mahogany and brass

Height: 7cm
Width: 29cm
Depth: 21.5cm

Museum number: XF31

Curatorial note

With a mahogany drawer, brass handle supporters and glass ink bottles, with turned wood handle on brass supporters; top of box with hinged compartments front and back to hold writing utensils and shallow recesses between these to hold ink wells; mahogany drawer in the base with missing knob; one of the three glass ink bottles, the central one with the cut glass stopper, is original to the box.


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