Portable Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790

GUSN

GUSN-10894

Description

A wooden portable desk with a hinged, slanted cover. The top opens to a hinged writing surface with a green baize inlay. There a compartments for the sander [.2], inkwell [.3], and seal [.4]. Also has a compartment for pens. The interior of the cover has a compartment for documents.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
baize
brass (alloy)
leather
mahogany (wood)
glass (material)
metal
Desk, Portable
Mahogany
Baize
Leather
Brass
Stipple Engraved
Desk, Portable

Inscription

""W,,Wells"" (Engraved on brass plate inlaid in the cover)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Written Communication T&E; Writing Accessories

Dimensions

6 (D) (inches)

Accession Number

1990.576