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Portable Desk

Description

Of rectangular form with dovetail construction and brass bail handles at each end. A hinged lid opens to a hinged writing surface, sectioned tray and storage compartments.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
Federal
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
portable desks
Dimensions
7.875 x 21 x 10.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.384
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11434

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