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Portable desk

Description

Rosewood veneer lap desk that opens to the remains of a purple velvet interior desk top cover. The top covers box space and a clipping w/ the poem "Woman"--see worksheet for poem. In the front of the desk are 2 square bottles for ink and a place for writing instruments.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1885
Inscriptions
Cursive in pen inside instrument cover: ""Sept. 2nd/ 885 Keep thy heart with all diligence/ For out of it are the issues of Life"" Top of cover: ""Tucker"" See worksheet for other quotes written inside top cover and bottom inside desk cover.
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
rosewood (wood)
veneer
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
portable desks
Rosewood
rosewood (wood)
veneer
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4.25 x 12.125 x 8.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2324
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18234

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