Magnificent coromandel writing slope by W.C. Fuller, London. Inlaid and engraved in mother of pearl, abalone and brass with three exotic warriors on horseback with shields & spears to the top, the front of the box depicting their overnight camp. Opening the slope reveals a burgundy gold-tooled leather writing surface which has simple silver stringing around the edges with mother of pearl dots & kite shaped decoration. The box has a pen tray to the centre, two lidded compartments, a fabulous pair of ebony turned lidded inkwells with carved mother of pearl insets and stationery dividers to the front. Under the smaller writing surface is a small green maker’s label which reads: FULLER, W. C. (Late Batley):1835-39, Manufacturer 13 Brownlow Str. Holborn London.
Circa 1850, English.