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Desk box

2010.32.1 (RS104431)

Description

Rectangular mahogany desk box with brass inlay. Hinged lid with brass corners and engraved nameplate. Box interior has a red leather writing surface and three small compartments. The short sides of the box have a small narrow drawer with a brass pull handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1845
Inscriptions
"Barrell./New York" (Engraved)
Location of origin
England
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Desk, Portable
mahogany (wood)
portable desks
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 20 x 11 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.32.1
Credit Line
Gift of H. Paul Blaisdell
GUSN
241772

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