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.
Sotheby's Auction string tag.
(Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England, built 1553). Sotheby's Auction, Chatsworth Sale, October 5-7, 2010, Lot 393.
George III (1760-1820) | Early 19th century
Width 12 Depth 9.5 Height 3 inches
Note: no ink bottles.