Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Featured Artifact: Lap Desk


18th Century writing desk. Height: 20.8 With: 53.3 Diameter: 26.0 cm
No carvings. Brass metaling and a mother of pearl diamond shaped keyhole.
Key missing; hinges hand made inside box

When opened, slant top with 3 compartments exposed and two compartments covered by two pine boards.

Morr 4670

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