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Brassbound Rosewood Lap Desk

Auction:
2431
Lot:
353
Sold for:
$356$300

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Brassbound Rosewood Lap Desk, 19th century, rectangular, with brass edging, flush handles, inlaid escutcheon, and cartouche to lid engraved "William W. Freeland/Portsmouth, N.H.," opening to felt-lined writing surface and storage compartments, (surface stains), ht. 6 1/2, lg. 17 1/2, dp. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

Surface stains on lid and back, which shows a a dark splash.

Keywords

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Escutcheon, Heraldry, Shields

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