Portable Writing Desk



Object ID:
1918-03-43
Category:
Furniture
Medium:
rosewood, mother of pearl, satin, velvet
Date:
ca. 1840
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Size:
10 7/8" length x 9 1/4" width x 5 3/4" height
Description:
Portable writing desk, rosewood box, mother of pearl oblong inlay in top and thin border of mother-of-pearl surrounding. Square lock plate on side of ivory. Two brass hinges. Opens in three sections, top section fitted with red satin accordian file folder, middle and third section make for slanted writing surface covered in red velvet. middle section opens to letter compartment. Compartments for inkwell, pen and sander.

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