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

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

3.75 x 9.25 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward P. Casey

Accession Number

1955.285A-C