Writing desk

Object Number: 
1940.57
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Wood, mahogany, brass, leather, glass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 18 x 10 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 45.7 x 26 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on lock: "PATENT E. MORDAN & CO. LONDON"
Description: 
Mahogany writing desk with brass hardware and red stamped and gilded writing surface; pair of glass ink bottles, and drawer that slides open after pin is removed from left side.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this writing desk belonged to the Hawley family. It may have been used by Charles Hawley (1792-1866), grandfather of the donor. Charles Hawley was a member of the Connecticut state legislature from 1838 to 1842, as well as lieutenant governor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group