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"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."
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),
7.75 x 11.75 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman