A lovely 19th century Victorian rosewood Tunbridge Ware writing lap/slope desk box c.1870. The intricate flowers border frames a floral picture. So as not to spoil the mosaic panels on the top of the lap desk the maker has put the key escutcheon at the right-hand side of the box. The lift-up lid reveals a two Tunbridge inkwells, two stamp slopes, a removable pen tray and a lidded compartment for storing sealing waxes etc. The drop front lifts forwards to provide the writing slope and has a velvet cover, replaced. It has a storage space under the lift-up flap. It measures 30cm. max wide x 26cm max. deep x 8cm. high at the back and 5.5cm. high at the front. 

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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