Toy slant-front desk

Object Number: 
INV.8773
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, glass, brass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 x 4 in. ( 17.1 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
written: in pencil on back of desk: "Capt/Mugford/Marblehead/Mass"
Description: 
Toy wood slant front desk with glass medallion painted with portrait of a uniformed man inlaid on the exterior; one interior drawer and two lower drawers all with brass pulls.
Gallery Label: 
A paper tag found with the object reads: "Rare miniature desk with painting on glass of Capt. Mugford reputed to be a pirate in the 18th century."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group