Object Title

Portable desk

Portable desk



Object Number



Presented via Soc. of Antiquaries. 3 April 1976

Physical Description

In the form of a box with a sloping front, the lid of which opens upwards on original wrought iron strap hinges. The lid is inlaid with bog oak and holly in the form of a vase of stylised flowers and birds. A moulding is applied to the edge of the sides. It retains its original lock plate and hasp. The interior of the lid has a small drawing of a locomotive, c1840, glued on.


Dimensions: Height: 12.5 in. (31 cm.), Width: 20 in. (56 cm.), Depth: 15.5 in (39 cm.)


Places England


Condition is fair. A slot has been cut in the top on the right side. A plywood cover is also fitted inside prohibiting its use and also internal inspection. Some inlay cracked.