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Writing Desk - Floral Design, Wooden, circa 1820s-1880s Object Reg. No: ST 030718

Summary:
Portable wooden writing desk with carved floral design, it is divided into two compartments one for paper and one for ink and pens.
Description:
Wooden writing desk in the shape of a small box with a gentle slope from top to bottom. There are two hinges on each side of the box at the front edge, these allow three quarters of the top of the box open forward and provide a writing base. The inside of the lid and the box have been lined with a green felt look paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from H. Johnson, 1978
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 237 cm (Width), 258 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: furnishings, desks, written communications
Themes this item is part of: Journeys of a Lifetime, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Furniture
Tertiary Classification: desks
Date Used: circa 1820s-1880s

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