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Portable deskbox

Description

Rectangular form with brass strapping, corner caps, lockplate, nameplate and corner straps; it has hinged brass handles and plates at sides as the hinged lid lifts to fitted box; has a felt-lined writing area, pencil tray and other compartments as well as a left out tray.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
felt (textile)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
Felt
felt (textile)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
portable desks
Dimensions
6 x 19.75 x 10.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.836
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2617

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