Writing desk

Object Number: 
1946.199ab
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Leather, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 12 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 23.5 x 30.8 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Brown tooled leather laptop writing desk, with flap closure at the top with a metal clasp in the center; when opened, there is a hinged-lid storage compartment with leather pencil, pen and paper holders, a caddy runs along the right side of the compartment, itself divided into two compartments with one housing a blown glass square inkwell with circular tin lid.
Gallery Label: 
This laptop writing desk belonged to General Franz Sigel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Robert Power Joseph Barry
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group