This antique, Regency period black lacquered ink stand has a rectangular two-tier frame with reeded edges and a brass carrying handle. It has three square wells for ink bottles, over two pen trays with sliding lids and brass knobs, above a long base drawer on one side. From an important estate with great history, it would be the centerpiece of any desk.
(Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England, built 1553). Sothebys, Chatworth, October 5-7, 2010, lot 393.
Early 19th century
Width 12 Depth 9.5 Height 3 inches
Note: no ink bottles.