Small Putty-painted Lap Desk, possibly Freeport, Maine, 19th century, opening to a square panel writing surface with inscriptions "Nelson Turner Curtis/Freeport,/Maine," "Nellie May Curtis/Freeport/Maine," "Nellie May Worth[?]," ht. 3 3/4, wd. 10 3/4, dp. 12 3/4 in.
Note: Nelson Turner Curtis was born in Freeport, Maine, in 1850.
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