Writing desk

Object Number: 
ca. 1795
Mahogany, textile, brass, ivory, metal, glass, cork
Overall: 4 5/8 x 15 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 11.7 x 39.7 x 23.8 cm )
impressed: on sealing wax: "McW" written: in ink on underside of writing surface, in script: "M. T. Laurance N. York/July 20th 1810/presented to her by her (father.)" written: on paper label pasted under writing surface: "This desk was made about 100 yr
Rectangular wooden writing desk with flat, hinged lid, rosette mounts with bail handle on each side, and ivory escutcheon; green textile writing surface, with compartments containing sand shaker, ink bottle, key on ribbon, orange wax seal; two extra wood trays; paper label on inner compartment and inscription on other lid.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George C. McWhorter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group