Writing desk with solid wooden base. Has rounded side panels with a track down the inner sides for roll top lid. On top is flat wood panel. Desk is fitted with 29 drawers and 5 slots above writing surface. Centre space is empty. On left-hand side of desk is a wooden upright cabinet that supports desk top and fitted with 4 drawers. 5 metal brackets secure the desk top. Drawers have 2 sections - large at front, small at the back and ornate carved handles. Inside top drawer are 3 light bulbs, 1 block of native timber, and 2 nails. On right-hand side is another wooden upright cabinet that supports desk top and fitted with 3 drawers (bottom drawer is made to look like 2 drawers). Drawers have 2 sections - large at front, small at back. Inside top drawer are metal cable pin clips, paper clips, pins, handle. One central drawer under table - square, wooden drawer with 4 sides, wooden base board, open top and front panel has 2 ornate wooden handles. Slides on wooden rails attached to side supports.
Signature/Marks and Type
Owned by Joseph James Craig Esq 1860-1916 Maker's Plate
Roll top writing desk, 1964.141. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).