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Antique Victorian Wooden Coromandel Desk Set / Stationery Box Bookstand Inkwell

Antique Victorian Wooden Coromandel Desk Set / Stationery Box Bookstand Inkwell

Regular price £999.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £999.00 GBP
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Antique Victorian Wooden Coromandel Desk Set / Stationery Box Bookstand Inkwell

Circa 1880 

A fabulous 19th century Coromandel wooden desk set. 

Stationery cabinet 
Inkwell desk stand 
Extending book slide 

Each item has beautifully engraved Art Nouveau brass hardware with similarly carved Mother of Peal plaques. 

Calamander or coromandel is a valuable wood from India and Sri Lanka. It is a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name "calamander" comes from coromandel, referring to the Coromandel Coast in India from where it was exported.

Stationary cabinet 

31cm X 19cm

Height 23cm 

Book slide 

41cm (65cm When extended) X 16.5cm

Height 19cm 

Inkwell stand 

27.5cm X 34cm

Condition - All pieces are in an overall good and very useable condition. 

The book slide has a chop to the wood on the inside bas panel (see last image). It does not effect the use. 

One glass inkwell has a missing pin from the hinge. 

The coromandel patina is fantastic. 

Item No 3336

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Due to the nature of our business many on the items for sale on the eBay store are also for sale across the country in one of our many antique cabinets. In the very unlikely event of an item being purchased simultaneous we will immediately contact you with our upmost sincere apologies and issue you with a full refund. 

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Condition Guide 

The condition is always described taking into account the age of the item. For example, is the item in a certain condition considering its ‘x’ amount of years old.

Mint - No damage, like new. 

Excellent - No damage. Possibly some very light fading or light crazing. 

Very good - No damage. Some fading,  heavy crazing, foxing, etc. 

Good - There may be some damage. However this will be either very small, difficult to see,  hidden from sight or repaired.

Poor - Damaged. There will be something wrong with the item which may significantly effect the item use. 

Very poor - Item is more or less unusable. Scrap. 



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