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Portable desk

1985.460 (RS117596)

Description

Rectangular leatherette case; embossed and gilt decoration on top. Labeled, "Writing case." Brass fittings. Interior lined w/ deep blue paper and has calendar for 1855 pasted on lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1855
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
leather
Leather
portable desks
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1.625 x 6.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.460
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25520

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