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Portable desk

Description

Rectangular black lacquered paper mache writing box with mother-of-pearl and gilt floral inlay decoration on top. Hinged lid opens to reveal red cut-velvet writing surfce with compartments for ink, pens and paper. Stamped label on top of ink container reads, "Berys/ Patent."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1875
Associated Building
Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.).
Material
lacquering
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Desk, Portable
desks
Lacquered
lacquering
Papier Mache
papier mâché
portable desks
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3.75 x 9.25 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.285A-C
Credit Line
Bequest of Edward P. Casey
GUSN
25947

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