Portable desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1875

GUSN

GUSN-25947

Description

Rectangular black lacquered paper mache writing box with mother-of-pearl and gilt floral inlay decoration on top. Hinged lid opens to reveal red cut-velvet writing surfce with compartments for ink, pens and paper. Stamped label on top of ink container reads, "Berys/ Patent."

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
desks
lacquering
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Papier Mache
Lacquered
Desk, Portable

Associated Building

Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3.75 x 9.25 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward P. Casey

Accession Number

1955.285A-C