You are looking at a Great English Victorian 1880s Antique Portable Travel/Lap Desk, Brass & MOP Inlay. A splendid Victorian portable travel or “lap” desk that was beautifully crafted in England in the second half of the 19th century; it was the “Laptop” of the age. Walnut with brass applications and beautifully inlaid mother of pearl ornaments. The hand rubbed finish is in good condition on figured solid walnut, the piece is signed “Stocker”. There is no key. Inside is a gold tooled leather writing surface, compartments for pens and stationery. Side handles are recessed on this nostalgic British antique. The piece is unusual in that it features hidden drawer compartments that are revealed by an ingenious concealed spring mechanism. Veneer is missing in a few places. Bottom split revealing a 3/16 gap. Lock has been forced open, some chipping. Some MOP inlays missing. Otherwise in good condition for its age. Closed measurements are 16″ long, 10″ deep and 5 1/2 tall. Just a great piece of Victorian craftsmanship and lifestyle! The item “Great English Victorian 1880 Antique Portable Travel/Lap Desk, Brass & MOP Inlay” is in sale since Monday, December 26, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “quetzalpapalottl” and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, South africa, Thailand, Bolivia, Egypt, Sri lanka, Maldives, Nicaragua.
- Primary Material: Walnut
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: England
- Maker: Stocker
- Color: Brown