Writing desk

Object Number: 
1939.528
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, leather, gold plate, porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 39.4 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: in gold on leather on lid: "JAMES GORDON BENNET JUN [IOR]"
Description: 
Wood writing desk covered in leather with hinged lid, inset brass handle and escutcheon on top (with ornamentation), and gold-plated hinges; leather interior with compartment in lid and two white porcelain plates fitted inside with hinged interior.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this writing desk belonged to James Gordon Bennet, Jr.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. David Kirschenbaum c/o Carnegie Bookshop, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group