Wood, metal, leather, gold plate, porcelain
Overall: 5 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 39.4 x 27.3 cm )
impressed: in gold on leather on lid: "JAMES GORDON BENNET JUN [IOR]"
Wood writing desk covered in leather with hinged lid, inset brass handle and escutcheon on top (with ornamentation), and gold-plated hinges; leather interior with compartment in lid and two white porcelain plates fitted inside with hinged interior.
According to accession records, this writing desk belonged to James Gordon Bennet, Jr.
Gift of Mr. David Kirschenbaum c/o Carnegie Bookshop, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.