Antique Writing Box - Campaign Desk, Writing Slope

Antique Writing Box - Campaign Desk, Writing Slope

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This large antique Campaign Desk is just like Mr. Darcy might have used. This Writing Box was most likely made in England in the mid 1800s. We offering FREE SHIPPING with this antique!

The dark blue velvet on this Writing Slope is in fantastic condition for its age. The wood is also in very good condition and the box closes. It has two hidden compartments. One below a tray to hold pens and another small drawer hidden underneath the writing slope.

The one hinge is missing a screw, but otherwise this box opens and closes well and the each side of the writing slope opens to reveal storage beneath it.

What's amazing is that this writing slope contains the original lead crystal inkwells and a small container for water or something else. The
portable inkwells / ink bottles have copper silver-plated lids and screws. Most of the silver-plate has worn off over the years and the copper has oxidized a bit. But for something that's over 150 years old, it's in fantastic shape and these are still perfectly usable.

It also comes with some antique pencils. We're missing the key, but otherwise this is one of the finest antique writing boxes we've ever come across.

This is perfect for calligraphy and correspondence.

The inkwells and pencils are included, the stationery and pens in the photos are just props and are not included.

This Desk measures 18" x 10 1/4" x 6 3/4"

Because of its delicacy, we cannot accept returns on this antique.

We ship this item via FedEx Ground/Home Delivery. We ship from Northern California and we usually ship 1 business day after receipt of an order. This may take 5 to 7 days for delivery to the East Coast of the US.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 3 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship it out. You can add in the delivery time after you receive an email that your item has shipped.

Smaller items ship via USPS First Class mail which takes up to seven days to the East Coast of the USA. If your item weighs over a pound, it ships via USPS Priority Mail - which takes 1 to 3 days from the day it ships out to arrive within the USA.

We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California.

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