London, South Kensington
29 May 2002
A Victorian walnut writing slope, third quarter 19th century
With domed top and hinged front, the brass mounted interior with ink bottle, match box, mother-of-pearl pens and knife, the slope with purple velvet, the lock stamped C.BETJEMANN & SONS LONDON, the slope underside with inset panel inscribed CHARLES ASPREY MAKER, 166, BOND ST. & 22 ALBERMARLE ST. -- 14in. (35.6cm.) wide
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Betjemann & Sons, working from 18, White Street, Long Lane, London made high quality fitted boxes for many of the prominent retail emporia of the period.
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