Portable deskbox

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2617

Description

Rectangular form with brass strapping, corner caps, lockplate, nameplate and corner straps; it has hinged brass handles and plates at sides as the hinged lid lifts to fitted box; has a felt-lined writing area, pencil tray and other compartments as well as a left out tray.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.835

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

6 x 19.75 x 10.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.836