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  • Framed Map of Pennsylvania and a Birch Lap Desk

    Lot: 2188
    Unsold  

    Framed Map of Pennsylvania and a Birch Lap Desk, wd. to 31 1/2 in. ...

  • Two Boxes

    Lot: 2468
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    Two Boxes, a brass-mounted rosewood lap desk and a parquetry sewing box, (losses), ht. to 7, wd. to 20 in. ...

  • Maple and Brass Lap Desk Belonging to U.S.S. Constitution Sailor Henry Worthington

    Lot: 612
    Sold for: $2,460$2,000

    Maple and Brass Lap Desk Belonging to U.S.S. Constitution Sailor Henry Worthington, America, early 19th century, edges and corners reinforced with brass fittings, opening to a writing surface and ...

  • Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk

    Lot: 460
    Sold for: $185$150

    Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk, 19th century, with mother-of-pearl accents, ht. 5 3/4, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 9 3/4 in. ...

  • Paint-decorated Lap Desk Box

    Lot: 771
    Sold for: $185$150

    Paint-decorated Lap Desk Box, 19th century, the lid depicting a mourning scene, (imperfections), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 17, dp. 10 in. ...

  • Brass-bound Mahogany Lap Desk

    Lot: 1381
    Sold for: $123$100

    Brass-bound Mahogany Lap Desk, England or America, 19th century, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 10 1/4 in. ...

  • Brass-bound Mahogany Lap Desk

    Lot: 354
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    Brass-bound Mahogany Lap Desk, England or America, 19th century, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 10 1/4 in. ...

  • Group of Decorative Items

    Lot: 367
    Sold for: $37$30

    Group of Decorative Items, a Currier & Ives "The Barefoot Boy.," an inlaid walnut lap desk, a carved figure of a Scottsman, a folk art carving of a lion, and a turned bowl. ...

  • Cherry Lap Desk on Stand

    Lot: 478
    Sold for: $98$80

    Cherry Lap Desk on Stand, 19th century, (imperfections), ht. 26, wd. 24, dp. 13 in. ...

  • American School, Early 19th Century A Family Portrait

    Lot: 340
    Sold for: $1,046$850

    American School, Early 19th Century A Family Portrait Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the young mother wearing a lace cap and blue dress holds a child clutching a rattle, her husband wears a ...

  • Louis XV-style Bronze-mounted Table and Lap Desk

    Lot: 186
    Sold for: $461$375

    Louis XV-style Bronze-mounted Table and Lap Desk, France, 19th century, the desk with rosewood and kingwood veneers, the table with rococo mounts and an upholstered top, ht. to 27 1/2 in. ...

  • Red-painted Poplar Lap Desk

    Lot: 252
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    Red-painted Poplar Lap Desk, possibly Vermont, first half 19th century, the lid opens to a well, the sides with applied molded edges, old surface with white striping, ht. 5, wd. 16, dp. 16 in. ...

  • Anglo-Indian Lap Desk

    Lot: 701
    Sold for: $738$600

    Anglo-Indian Lap Desk, of typical form, case of ebonized wood, quillwork, and inlay, with fold-down lid closed, interior writing surface and fitted compartments with inlaid inscription "Matura," ht. ...

  • French Tulipwood Lap Desk

    Lot: 751
    Sold for: $185$150

    French Tulipwood Lap Desk, late 19th/early 20th century, inlaid with ebonized wood and bronze accents, top lifts to reveal vacant compartment, sloping lid lifts to reveal compartments with letter ...

  • Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk on Stand

    Lot: 794A
    Sold for: $185$150

    Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk on Stand, England, 19th century, camphorwood case opens to reveal felt-lined interior with pen slot, ink bottle, and compartment, writing surface lifts to reveal vacant ...

  • French Satinwood and Gilt-metal Lap Desk

    Lot: 827
    Sold for: $215$175

    French Satinwood and Gilt-metal Lap Desk, late 19th/early 20th century, with parquetry inlay on top and sloping lid, lift-down lid opens to reveal letter slots, compartments, two ink bottles, and ...

  • English Mahogany and Brass Lap Desk

    Lot: 169
    Sold for: $492$400

    English Mahogany and Brass Lap Desk, first half 19th century, with brass hinges, inlaid lid and sides, interior inset burgundy leather writing surface and fitted compartments with lift tab to reveal ...

  • Regency Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Tea Caddy and a Victorian Lap Desk

    Lot: 67
    Sold for: $123$100

    Regency Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Tea Caddy and a Victorian Lap Desk, 19th century, the casket-form caddy with inlaid brass stringing and roundels opening to a fitted interior with three compartments, ...

  • Regency Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk and Writing Accoutrements

    Lot: 352
    Sold for: $215$175

    Regency Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk and Writing Accoutrements, second quarter 19th century, the rectangular box with brass stringing throughout and a shield plaque inscribed "EJ ...

  • Mahogany Brass-bound Lap Desk

    Lot: 200
    Sold for: $86$70

    Mahogany Brass-bound Lap Desk, 19th century, the lid with central plaque inscribed "A.J. Tibbitts," opening to a compartmented interior with purple velvet writing surface, (imperfections), ht. 8, ...

  • Burl Brass-bound Lap Desk on Stand

    Lot: 232
    Sold for: $461$375

    Burl Brass-bound Lap Desk on Stand, mid-19th century, the lid with brass straps and central plaque inscribed "John C. Douglas," opening to a compartmented interior with red baize writing surface, ...

  • Group of Chinese and European Accessories

    Lot: 408
    Sold for: $923$750

    Group of Chinese and European Accessories, including a Fitzhugh platter, an inlaid mahogany cribbage board, a small floral-stenciled lap desk, and four lacquered plates. ...

  • Group of Domestic Items

    Lot: 204
    Sold for: $246$200

    Group of Domestic Items, including a walnut lap desk, an Eldred Wheeler red-painted mirror with heart-pierced cresting, and a red-painted hanging wall box with carved floral medallion, ht. to 21 ...

  • Six Miscellaneous Wood Items

    Lot: 402
    Sold for: $584$475

    Six Miscellaneous Wood Items, two lap desks: a red-painted desk and a mahogany desk with brass pail pulls and interior writing surface; a mortar and pestle, a slide-lid box with dominos; ...

  • Miscellaneous Group of Gentleman's Items

    Lot: 500
    Sold for: $615$500

    Miscellaneous Group of Gentleman's Items, including miniature bibles, a pair of gauntlets, binoculars, spectacles, flasks, lap desks, and other items. ...

  • Inlaid Brass-bound Rosewood Box and Thirty-six Silver Articles

    Lot: 1053
    Sold for: $338$275

    Inlaid Brass-bound Rosewood Box and Thirty-six Silver Articles, mostly 19th century, the box, formerly a lap desk, now fitted for silverware, containing mostly American coin silver spoons, along ...

  • Two Chinese Export Hardwood Lap Desks

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $215$175

    Two Chinese Export Hardwood Lap Desks, 19th century, a brass-mounted rosewood desk and a brass-inlaid hardwood desk with central inlaid medallion of a stallion, (loss), ht. to 6 3/4, wd. to 17 3/4, ...

  • Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk

    Lot: 1306
    Sold for: $246$200

    Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1849, the top stenciled in white paint "Capt. J. Coffin," the underside of the drawer bottom inscribed in pencil "Made in May 1849/New ...

  • Brass-bound Mahogany Campaign Lap Desk

    Lot: 334
    Sold for: $615$500

    Brass-bound Mahogany Campaign Lap Desk, England, late 19th/early 20th century, with a shallow hinged section opening to a leather-inset writing surface with various compartments, on a later stand, ...

  • Brass-mounted Rosewood Lap Desk

    Lot: 543
    Sold for: $123$100

    Brass-mounted Rosewood Lap Desk, England, 19th century, rectangular with a shaped inlaid cartouche, opening to a gilded and embossed dark green leather writing surface above empty compartments and ...