Details


Description
Portable writing desk - mid-Victorian - mahogany with brass corner caps, escutcheon and centre plate.
Wooden box with dark wood veneer with brass inlays, handles and lock. There is a drawer in the base of the box. The box hinges open to reveal a writing slope with dark red leather surface and a gold border showing various flora. Along the top edge of the slope are compartments for writing tools/accessories. The top section of the slope folds open to reveal a lockable storage compartment. Brass lock impressed "BRAMAH LONDON". Handwritten on base wooden insert "[U3] / [DEy]".
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood/Mahogany
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
BRAMAH LONDON Impressed
[U3] / [DEy] Hand-written
Accession No
1965.323
Credit Line
Portable Writing Desk, 1965.323. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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