An antique, circa mid-19th century, portable mahogany and brass-trimmed lap desk on stand. The writing desk chest has a hinged top, trimmed with brass edging and string inlay, with a brass lock on the front. The lid has a brass plate engraved with a personal message to a recipient, “Presented to Mr. - On The Occasion of his leaving Glasgow. 1 Nov’r 1866”. The lid opens to reveal a slanted, leather topped writing surface and several small compartments, two of which hold glass ink bottles with brass caps, and a storage area underneath the writing surface has one small drawer. The lock mechanism is engraved with “Bramah – London”, and the writing desk rests on a later stand with straight, square legs with an H stretcher.

  • *Era: Antique
  • *Materials: Mahogany/velvet
  • *Dimensions: 18" (L) x 10" (W) x 24" (H) Chest 7.5" (H)
  • *Color: Mahogany
  • *Condition: Wear consistent with age

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