Portable desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1823

GUSN

GUSN-25279

Description

"A. Coffin/ 1823" engraved on brass plate on top. A) Rectangular writing desk; exterior veneered in burled wood; mahogany interior. Brass bound on all edges. Interior contains folding writing surface, a row of drawers, and a row of lidded compartments. Hand written label found w/ the piece reads: "Sea writing desk of Capt. Abel Coffin, who sailed from Newburyport and Boston. Owned by great grandson Halland Coffin."

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7.75 x 11.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.385A-C