COLERIDGE'S WRITING SLOPE. Mahogany writing slope, [late eighteenth or first quarter nineteenth century]
Lot 349
COLERIDGE'S WRITING SLOPE
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,200 - 4,900
amended

Lot Details
COLERIDGE'S WRITING SLOPE
Mahogany writing slope, fitted in pine, with brass handles, with holders for ink-wells, pen-rack and two internal drawers, and green baize covered slope, 175 mm. high x 485 mm. wide x 280 mm. deep, [late eighteenth or first quarter nineteenth century]

Footnotes

  • FAMILY TRADITION HOLDS THAT THIS WRITING SLOPE BELONGED TO COLERIDGE, coming into possession of his grandson and editor E.H. Coleridge, son of Derwent, along with the wedding spoons and clock in the present sale. Although such artefacts are notoriously difficult to date with any precision, it certainly seems to be of too early a date to have belonged to either of Coleridge's sons.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that only the writing-slope is included in the lot, and not the other objects showing in the catalogue illustration.
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