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Object Name Desk, Portable
Date 1805-1815
Year Range from 1805.0
Year Range to 1815.0
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Description Portable writing desk, rectangular-shaped box of mortise and tenon construction with top and bottom sections hinged together which open to form a slanting writing surface missing its green baize covering. The top and front sections are decorated with rectangular white pine inlay with hollow corner. The bottom section houses a drawer on the left side which has a ball handle for a pull, matching the carrying handle on the other side. The drawer is released by means of a brass straw pin located on the inside; above the writing surface are 5 compartments for writing accoutrements.
Accession Number 1990.125