Antique Writing Box - Writing Slope with Inkwell

Antique Writing Box - Writing Slope with Inkwell


This writing slope is just the thing you need to get your Jane Austen on for your calligraphy or letter writing. This antique writing box is complete and has a beautiful green felt writing slope surface. We're not exactly sure when this was made but probably the mid 1800s. There are many compartments to hold your stationery, pens and ink.

This box includes a small silver plated traveling inkwell. The inkwell is covered in black leather and is spring loaded. It opens when you press a dimple on the outside. The glass ink bottle is intact and there are no cracks. This travel inkwell did not originally come with this writing box, but it fits perfectly.

Since this is an antique, there are some condition issues with this box. First the lock is permanently locked so it doesn't close properly. We don't have the key. Also there is a wonky hinge and it doesn't exactly close as it should. There is also a crack in the middle of one of the writing slope flaps. (See photos) This still holds and you can write on it.

It comes with a mini red pencil and there's a little pencil compartment as well as an angled compartment for pen nibs? (That's a guess.)

The wood is in pretty good shape overall and the box is pretty clean. There is a little mother-of-pearl inlay on the top.

The stationery and pen are props. You get the box, the mini traveling inkwell and the tiny pencil.

It measures: 12" 9 1/4" x 4 1/2"

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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