Wood, mahogany, brass, leather, glass, gilding
Overall: 7 x 18 x 10 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 45.7 x 26 cm )
stamped: on lock: "PATENT E. MORDAN & CO. LONDON"
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.
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.
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.