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Writing Box

1977.708 (RS117027)

Description

Squared mahogany lap desk with slanted hinged top and writing surface, fitted with square-cut glass ink well and sander, red leather expandable pocket in lid, green baise covered writing surface, gilt brass bail handles, diamond-shaped ivory escutcheon.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
bone (material)
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
leather
mahogany (wood)
wool (textile)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Bone
Brass
brass (alloy)
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
leather
Leather
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
portable desks
Possibly bone (material)
Possibly ivory (tooth component)
Vegetable Ivory
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
4.625 x 12 x 9.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.708
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4471

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