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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.
wood (plant material)
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.
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
4.25 x 12.125 x 8.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker