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Lap Desk

Description

Hinged lid. Mother of pearl line inlay on exterior w/ a central cartouche. Lock; inlaid ivory escutcheon. Inside, two hinged covers, covered w/ a thin dark red velvet. Three small uncovered compartments; one holds ink bottle; a key is in another.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Possibly
Material
rosewood (wood)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
Rosewood
rosewood (wood)
Dimensions
11 x 23.1 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1988.95
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
1096

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