Portable desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1860-1885

GUSN

GUSN-18234

Description

Rosewood veneer lap desk that opens to the remains of a purple velvet interior desk top cover. The top covers box space and a clipping w/ the poem "Woman"--see worksheet for poem. In the front of the desk are 2 square bottles for ink and a place for writing instruments.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
desks
rosewood (wood)
veneer
wood (plant material)
Rosewood
DESK, PORTABLE

Inscription

Cursive in pen inside instrument cover: ""Sept. 2nd/ 885 Keep thy heart with all diligence/ For out of it are the issues of Life"" Top of cover: ""Tucker"" See worksheet for other quotes written inside top cover and bottom inside desk cover.

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

4.25 x 12.125 x 8.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2324