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Antique Victorian Oak Sea Captain Travel Lap Writing Desk With Complete Interior

Antique Victorian Oak Sea Captain Travel Lap Writing Desk With Complete Interior 1800-1899 photo   Category : Furniture > Desks & Secretaries > 1800-1899
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Category : Furniture > Desks & Secretaries > 1800-1899Item Id: 131061
Style: VictorianMaterial: Oak
Estimated value: around 90 USD
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Measures closed - 8 1/2" x 12" and 4 1/2" high
Before the 18th century they were mostly made of oak and decorated with carved designs
From the last quarter of the 18th, to the end of the 19th century, the writing box featured prominently on military expeditions, travels, libraries, and in drawing rooms
Robert Wyer, a London cabinet maker described his business as the "Original Military and Naval Trunk Manufacturers", on a label found on an early 19th century brass bound writing box
By the last decades of the 18th century writing boxes were necessary in many non-domestic situations
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