27 - 28 June 2006
[SLATE WRITING TABLET.] England, 19th century.
205 x 123 mm. A hinged wooden frame, decorated in the outer panels with two floral decals in green and gold, opening to reveal two facing black slates, stencilled "A.W. Faber, No. 43." Provenance: purchased from Chiswick Book Shop, 21 May 1960.
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