Offered by: Yew Tree House
PO box 5119 Greenwich, CT 06831 , United States Call Seller 212.249.6612 Showrooms


200 Lexington Ave
New York City, NY 10016
United States

Ceylonese 'Sri Lankan' Ebony Writing Slope

$ 5,500
  • Description
    Very fine early 19th century carved ebony writing slope, the exterior richly carved with foliate decoration, the interior profusely inlaid with bone dots forming floral geometric patterns and fitted with inkwells, pen case, roller and secret spring loaded compartment, with lined writing surface, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), circa 1820.

    Provenance: ex collection Axel Vervoordt.

    H 4 in. x W 12.25 in. x D 6.75 in.
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: ebony, bone
    Condition: Good. some inlaid dots loose
    Creation Date: 1830
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Indian, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: catoirebdjrv
    Incollect Reference #: 354466
  • Dimensions
    W. 12.25 in; H. 4 in; D. 6.75 in;
    W. 31.12 cm; H. 10.16 cm; D. 17.15 cm;
Message from Seller:

Yew Tree House Antiques was launched in 1991, fueled by a passion for collecting the unexpected. Kevin Kleinbardt and Ahna Petersen, with independent backgrounds in furniture and art history respectively, joined forces to focus on pieces with a “soulfulness of character,” as Ahna likes to say.

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