GEORGE III MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN TRIPLE-SLOPE CAPTAIN. Retaining almost entirely original fittings, this fine box is mounted by lacquered brass guarding the corners and lending strength to the joinery. These were intended for active and regular use, though the present example was preserved carefully and remains in very fine condition other than some light shrinkage in the woods. The top lifts to reveal a leather document storage folder that is secured in place with two tiny steel tabs that flip out of the way to reveal the folder and the stringing. This is flanked by eight tooled leather flaps for organization. The lower slope flips down to reveal a green-baize covered writing surface. The upper slope lifts with a worn out fabric tab to give access to a document storage area and also a spring-loaded hidden compartment; by depressing a hidden button on the right side of the box, the wooden slat beneath the inkwells pops out to reveal a pair of tiny drawers with turned bone knobs. They are beautifully crafted with tight and perfect joinery. The lower slope also opens to reveal storage below, this secured in place with a brass pin. For the collector of fine antique boxes, but also for the decorator looking for a tidy way to organize check and letter writing supplies, this is a very fine acquisition. D x 5 3/4. Condition Report: The top showing some shrinkage and a shrinkage crack at the the back proper right corner; front proper left corner with some gapping around brass mount. Old surface with a lovely silky patina throughout. Original working lock and key. Old blown glass inkwells, originality unknown. Early green baize in overall poor condition (torn, stained). Clasp in lower slope has some tiny wood losses that make latching a bit sticky. Please scroll down to view all detailed images of this piece. Is a family business founded by Andrew and Grace Silla in 2009 after years of collecting. The full service shop is now located in the heart of the Cumberland Valley in the historic downtown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Our 9000 square foot gallery is home to a large collection of carefully curated period furniture, works of art and interesting objects from the late 18th century through the middle of the 20th century. Our company specializes in French bronze sculpture from the last quarter of the 19th century, particularly the Animaliers, and we have a focus on the Barbizon period in fine art. We carry a large selection of fine furniture from the whole spectrum of periods; we are always seeking out pieces that are unusual in form, objects that are stand alone strikepoints for the room, items created by interesting designers and makers, or pieces that are just difficult to find. The common thread in all of our objects is the unwavering standard of quality, originality and excellence in form. Each object is individually selected for these attributes, restored where appropriate, balancing pure originality against a clean presentation in today. All available stock can be viewed by. We welcome your visit to the gallery! As we travel quite extensively, it is generally a good idea to make an appointment before visiting, but the gallery is almost always staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9a-5:30p or by chance on Monday and Friday. We are conveniently located just a few minutes from route 81 at 117 W Burd St. Your satisfaction and confidence is our priority. And addressed to the gallery at 117 W Burd St. Buyers are responsible for unpacking, moving the item into their home and disposing of all packing materials without assistance from the driver. Because we professionally package each item in-house, damage is incredibly rare. However, we understand the disappointment that can occur in this unlikely event and will work hard to help you through the situation. Concealed damage and/or damage not noted on the Bill of Lading will not be covered, so be sure to fully inspect the item before signing the Bill of Lading and releasing the driver. S responsibility to retain all packing materials until the claim process is complete. The carrier reserves a “right to repair” a damaged item to industry standard. We are happy to provide paperwork or any other required documentation to assist in the claim process. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item “English George III Triple-Slope Captain’s Antique Writing Box Desk, circa 1800″ is in sale since Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “sillafineantiques” and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Australia.
- Age: Pre-1800
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Brown
- Style: Georgian
- Country/Region of Origin: England
- Primary Material: Wood
- Custom Detail: English Antique Lap Desk Writing Slope