Lot 407
English Portable Lap Desk
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th century, mahogany construction with key lock, the interior with an applied leather writing surface with a gilt border; there are two compartments for paper supplies plus additional spaces for ink wells, pens, and pen tips, set on a custom mahogany Chippendale style stand.

desk 5.25 x 13.75 x 8.75 in.; stand adds 13 in.

Private Collection of a North Carolina Gentleman

A few hairlines; some wear to leather; interior ink stains as expected; working lock mechanism.