Writing Box

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-4471

Description

Squared mahogany lap desk with slanted hinged top and writing surface, fitted with square-cut glass ink well and sander, red leather expandable pocket in lid, green baise covered writing surface, gilt brass bail handles, diamond-shaped ivory escutcheon.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
desks
bone (material)
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
leather
mahogany (wood)
wool (textile)
Mahogany
Brass
Leather
Wool
Vegetable Ivory
Bone
DESK, PORTABLE

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

4.625 x 12 x 9.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.708

Places

Possibly
Possibly