Lot 230
Antique Anglo-Indian Porcupine Quill Lap Desk
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1880, slanted front, the exterior with porcupine quill veneers within inlaid ebony trim borders, shaped brass escutcheon, top opens to a divided interior with floral and patterned inlays, two covered rectangular brush and pen compartments, two inkwells, the slant front writing service lifts up to reveal storage area with two inlaid drawers with original ring handle pulls.

5 x 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.

Scattered bamboo reed and inlay loss; some scratches and surface accretions, a few small shrinkage cracks to interior.