A lovely early 1800s Tunbridge writing box or slope. The lid has been inlaid with squares of a variety of woods, from ebony and rosewood to lace wood and calamander to name a few, to give a three dimensional cube effect. There is a crossbanded border in tulip wood.

The sides are veneered in rosewood.

Inside there is a writing slope recovered and slots for the ink bottles and pens etc. If you lift up the slope there is storage space below and also two drawers at the back.

It has a working key.

The box measures 32cm d x 34.5cm w x 11cm h at the highest point at the back.


An Antique Tunbridge Ware Writing Slope

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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