The lock is upside down for the simple reason that the writing slope is upside down and opens with the big side on top. The writing surface is an antique red never goes with orange , but is does,, beautifully. Its got a few chips and scratches but if you are still readingthis then that is proably not too important.
OK the facts ,, measuring 39.5 x 25 x 16 cm two compartments under slope, fully original. Please feel free to ask questions. The item "Victorian upside down birds eye maple and tiger oak writing slope" is in sale since Saturday, November 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Writing Slopes".
The seller is "w0rk2012" and is located in Alford. This item can be shipped worldwide.