Portable Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-11434

Description

Of rectangular form with dovetail construction and brass bail handles at each end. A hinged lid opens to a hinged writing surface, sectioned tray and storage compartments.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
desks
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Federal
Mahogany
Brass
Federal
DESK, PORTABLE

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

7.875 x 21 x 10.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.384