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Brass Mounted Mahogany Captain's Lap Desk

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1020
Sold for:
$415$350

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Mounted Mahogany Captain's Lap Desk, America, mid to late 19th century, rectangular case with side drawer containing several compartments, the interior with writing surface, two ink bottles, a sander, and pen holder, (minor wear), ht. 8, wd. 21, dp. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: Reportedly descended in the Folger family of Nantucket.
Estimate $400-600

One of the side bail handles is missing, small wood patch on drawer front, two cracks on rear area of lid, a few of the compartment dividers are missing or loose.

Keywords

Compartment, Furniture, Letter case, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Sander

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