Portable desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1855

GUSN

GUSN-25520

Description

Rectangular leatherette case; embossed and gilt decoration on top. Labeled, "Writing case." Brass fittings. Interior lined w/ deep blue paper and has calendar for 1855 pasted on lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

1.625 x 6.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1985.460

Places

Massachusetts (United States)