AN INTRICATE PARQUETRY-INLAID SPECIMEN WOOD WRITING SLOPE BY JOHN WALLACE OF GLASGOW With an original manufacturer's card stating Containing over 6,000 separate pieces, including part of the Old College of Glasgow; Horse-Chesnut and Lime Trees, grown in Kelvingrove Park and on site of Exhibition; also Ash Root of Doom Tree, from Earl of Home's Estate, at Douglas, Lanarkshire. John Wallace, Maker, 9 Clifton Street, Glasgow. The interior lined in multi-coloured pebble pattern paper, the skiver of gilt-tooled deep purple Morocco leather, the whole measuring approx. 37.5cm wide x 30cm deep x 18cm high
Condition overall is very good. Some small losses to veneer, with general bumps and surface marks elsewhere. Baize covering to underside is worn at corners (torn at one). Paper lining is in excellent order - clean and bright. Leather skiver with only light marks, though split down hinge. One inkwell is very dirty, with residue and discolouration to the rim. Otherwise, a little dusty.