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Object ID 1970.005.004
Object Name Standish(Writing Set)
Collection Household/Domestic
Credit line Gift of Miss Frederica H. Trapnell
Year Range from 1780
Year Range to 1800
Description Portable brass writing set that consists of a four-lobed tray with scalloped edges and a central urn-form carrying handle. The tray stands on four 3/4" long peg feet and contains four approx. 2 1/4" high x 2 1/4" diameter cylindrical brass pots for writing implements (pen stand, sand blotter, & two ink pots). One side of the tray has a small 4 3/4" high raised hook with a detachable servant bell and the opposite end has a candle holder.
Dimensions H-7.5 W-6 L-9.5 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions; bell is 4 1/2" long
Subjects Writing
Writing materials
Search Terms Standish
Writing Sets
Eighteenth Century
Room Front Parlor
Material Brass
Place of Origin likely England