Augustus Northey's Writing Slope

Augustus Northey's Writing Slope

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6570

The brass name plate to this mahogany 3 fold Writing Slope is engraved 'Mr. Augustus Northey, 51st Light Infantry'.

JW Northey purchased his Ensign commission on 14th July 1837 and retired from the Army on 27th December 1850. As the box is engraved 'Mr.' rather than with a rank it is likely he purchased the box on first entering the army. The box is brass edged with steel screws and the interior has a green leather document wallet to the lid and secret drawers. The lock is marked 'Lambley Patent' and is unusual in that it has a locking tooth on either side of a locating pin. Circa 1837.

Dimensions:

Height 12.5 cm / 4 2932"
Width 36 cm / 14 316"
Depth 25 cm / 9 1316"
Year

Circa 1837

Medium

Mahogany

Country

England

Signed

Augustus Northey 51st Infantry

Style

Military Desk

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