Leather, glass, metal
Overall: 9 1/4 x 12 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 23.5 x 30.8 x 4.4 cm )
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.
This laptop writing desk belonged to General Franz Sigel.
Gift of Mrs. Robert Power Joseph Barry
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