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High quality Writing Box veneered in sumptuous Coromandel with a solid Satinwood interior and elaborate silver mounts by John Betjemann & Sons.
The interior contains a Burgandy Gold tooled leather writing surface, pen tray and two glass silver plated inkwells. Behind these are three stationery compartments and a silver plate inscribed with the "Betjemanns" Patent. With a push button in the middle which, when pressed, a secret extendable compartment extends at the back which springs out to reveal a solid Satinwood interior with more compartments for stationery.
According to "The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths" by John Culme, George Betjemann started business in 1851 and soon became known as the largest maker of fancy goods in the world. He was the inventor of the Spirit Tantalus Stand, of which he sold many thousands, and patented self-closing book slides & extending dressing cases. In 1858 George’s two sons joined the firm, when its name became George Betjemann & Sons.
A truly fantastic Writing Slope with silver mounts by the one of the best makers of their time, comes with a fully working lock & tasselled key.
|Height||6.00 inch||(15.24 cm)|
|Width||11.50 inch||(29.21 cm)|
|Depth||14.50 inch||(36.83 cm)|