Writing box

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-18476

Description

Wooden writing box w/ brass inlay containing asst. inkwells, pen quills, ivory razor and razor sharpener. Box--under lid, one pocket file w/ red pressed leather. 5 compartments in rear of box, one removable tray in front w/ brass ring handles and 2 compartments under tray.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
desks
brass (alloy)
leather
wood (plant material)
Brass
Leather
DESK, PORTABLE

Inscription

Engraved on brass inlay on top center: ""Joseph Tucker""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

5 x 9.5 x 7.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.501