Writing desk

Object Number: 
2156
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, mother-of-pearl, textile, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 14 1/8 x 10 in. ( 10.2 x 35.9 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on hinges: "MATCHETT/& MOORE/PATENT"
Description: 
Slope-lid writing desk decorated with figured veneer, border composed of three inlaid wires, and mother-of-pearl inlaid rectangular plate and escutcheon; lid hinged at front and back, opening at center to reveal storage well and writing surface; writing surface lined with purple velvet with Greek key patterned border; storage well divided into seven compartments, two containing colorless glass bottles with metal caps.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group