Wood (probably mahogany), brass, metal, felt, ivory, glass
closed: 8 x 23 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 60.6 x 31.1 cm )
open: 6 1/2 x 24 x 24 5/8 in. ( 16.5 x 61 x 62.5 cm )
typed: on two slips of paper: "Camphor-wood inlaid desk used by Commodore John D. Sloat, U.S.N. on the Flagship Savannah 1846."
written: in black ink on piece of paper: "Travelling Desk of Commodore John D. Sloat, U.S.N., used by him on his flagship Sava
Wood writing desk edged and inlaid with brass, flush brass handles on sides, with shaped brass medallion on top; opens into writing surface with hinged surfaces, lined with purple velvet, fitted wood compartments with ivory pull on lid; glass bottle in one compartment.
Gift of the Naval History Society
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