07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Victorian Brass-bound Rosewood Campaign Lap Desk

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM


Victorian Brass-bound Rosewood Campaign Lap Desk, mid-late 19th century, rectangular, with brass corner mounts, lid opening to morocco writing surface and storage wells, 17 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.
Estimate $250-350

lacking central brass plaque at lid and front panel; some veneer cracks; veneer loss to left side at base, small areas near hinges, and upper edge of left side. hinge distress, wear, dryness, and tears to interior morocco; an interior compartment lid loose; corossion to inkpot lid.