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A fantastic antique writing slope. Dating from the 19th Century and covered with embossed leather. Marked on the top, the owners name 'Captain J. F Prowse, Royal Navy'. 

James Ferris Prowse is recorded as serving aboard the HMS Thetis in 1852 in British Columbia and of being the Captain of HMS Cockatrice from 1868 to 1871. He died in 1903. This is a lovely writing slope with leather covered wood and a fully fitted interior. It shows lots of signs of its adventures and is a well loved piece. Perfect for ay collector or to use and enjoy.


Areas of missing leather to the exterior. The interior has some losses and damage. Please check out the photos carefully. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


37 cm width,  26 cm depth, 14.5 cm height

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We are a family business and love sourcing unusual pieces which bring a burst of individual style to the most modern of interiors, creating interiors with soul!

Viewing of items is always welcome. The Retrobarn is based in Flamstead, Hertfordshire and is open by appointment.

All items are packed using recycled cardboard and bubble wrap. Items are sent tracked, insured and signed for. 

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Antique Victorian Leather Bound Writing Slope Royal Navy Captain J F Prowse

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