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Small Putty-painted Lap Desk

Auction:
2996M
Lot:
437
Sold for:
$215$175

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Auction:
Discovery - 2996M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 23, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $200-400


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Nelson Turner Curtis, East Coast of the United States, Freeport, Geography of Illinois, Maine, United States

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