Desk Box

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-5256

Description

Rectangular glossy varnished and mahogany box with brass hinges; lock and handles on sides have centered oval brass plaque on hinged lid; opens to green felt writing implements, a glass and brass sander is enclosed; one side of the writing area lifts to reveal storage space; one exterior bottom handle is also a drawer pull for long thin drawer.

Details

Descriptive Terms

file boxes
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
varnishing
Mahogany
Brass
Varnished
BOX, DOCUMENT

Inscription

Plaque reads ""John M. Lord 1872.""

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8.25 x 17.125 x 10.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.619