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Portable Desk

1990.576 (RS246183)

Description

A wooden portable desk with a hinged, slanted cover. The top opens to a hinged writing surface with a green baize inlay. There a compartments for the sander [.2], inkwell [.3], and seal [.4]. Also has a compartment for pens. The interior of the cover has a compartment for documents.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790
Inscriptions
""W,,Wells"" (Engraved on brass plate inlaid in the cover)
Location of origin
England
Material
baize
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
leather
mahogany (wood)
metal
Object type
Written Communication T&E; Writing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Baize
baize
Brass
brass (alloy)
Desk, Portable
glass (material)
leather
Leather
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
metal
portable desks
Stipple Engraved
Dimensions
6 (D) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.576
GUSN
10894

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