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Object ID 1959.017.002
Object Name Desk, Portable
Collection Furniture
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Miss Ella Johnson through Miss Mary Marshall Johnson
Year Range from 1790
Year Range to 1810
Description Folding lap desk with a double-hinged lid, dark brown finish and green, felt-covered base. The interior has a green felt-covered writing surface and four small compartments at the front. The lid bears a scalloped-edged gold plate at the center. Inside are two sealing wax sticks, a square bottle of ink, and some hand-made paper.

Dimensions H-18.5 W-14 inches
Dimension Details dimensions when open; the desk is 9 1/4" long when closed.
Subjects Writing materials
Writing
Desks
Search Terms Lap Desks
Writing Desks
Furniture
Desks
Room Front Parlor
Material Wood