Antique English lap desk in Rosewood

An antique rosewood and brass lap desk on stand, circa 1860. The desk is rectangular, with a hinged lid that is embellished with ornate brass edge trim and hardware. It opens to reveal a red fabric lined surface, and several divided compartments. The writing desk chest rests on a later rectangular wood frame with straight legs and an H stretcher. No maker’s mark.

  • *Era: Antique
  • *Materials: rosewood/velvet
  • *Dimensions: 20" (L) x 10.5" (W) x 24" (H) Chest 6.5" (H)
  • *Color: rosewood
  • *Condition: wear consistent with age