Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C
Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C
Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C
Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C
Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C
Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C

Antique Coromandel Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Writing Slope 19th C

19th century England

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£1,100 gbp
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A lovely antique Victorian Coromandel ormolu mounted writing slope, the lid applied with an oval Sevres porcelain plaque of cherubs with floral wreaths and doves within a decorative ormolu mount, with circular plaques to the corners also within stunning ormolu mounts.

The interior with the original velvet lined gold tooled writing slope, ink wells and storage containers and a compartment for papers below the slope.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.

Coromandel, also known as Calamander wood, is a higly prized and valuable exotic wood from India and Sri Lanka and was only used in top quality pieces.

Complete with working lock and key.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, with minor wear to the velvet, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 12 x Width 38 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:
Height 4.7 x Width 15.0 x Depth 10.6

Coromandel wood or Calamander wood
is a valuable wood from India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood.

Coromandel wood has been logged to extinction over the last 2 to 3 hundred years and is no longer available for new work in any quantity. Furniture in coromandel is so expensive and so well looked after that even recycling it is an unlikely source. A substitute, Macassar Ebony, has similar characteristics and to the untrained eye is nearly the same but it lacks the depth of colour seen in genuine Coromandel.

Our reference: 09082
Dimensions
Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Width 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Depth 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Stock Code
09082
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