From Downtown Charleston SC Estate. Antique English traveling campaign lap desk with a rarely seen secret locking side drawer with Key! Includes the original owners personal desk accessories as well....
Sterling Silver "C" Wax Seal, Sterling Top Wax Box, Glass & Possibly Sterling top inkwell and Mother of Pearl and Gold tipped ink pens. These make this special desk even sweeter! This classic and elegant piece is finely crafted and detailed and dates from the early to mid 19th century. This lap desk is designed in the "campaign" style; campaign piece were made to fold and lock for travel, and historically many of them were used for military campaigns.
This lap desk is rectangular and compact in shape when closed; the halves open to reveal a slanted velvet covered writing surface with one inner compartment for storage of paper, and a top compartment with fitted slots for pens and inkwells. The desk features a rare (and seldom seen feature) secret side drawer. The drawer is discretely concealed on the right side and is 16-3/8 deep, with a top brass pull-out pin that keeps it locked in place. The piece features 3 heavy protective brass mounts in each corner, with a center top brass blank medallion (for personalized initial engraving). It is in Excellent Condition for its age.The secret drawer has a crack in the bottom which is common for those thin bottoms on these drawers, besides that it really is in great condition for its age... I have more pics but was at my limit when posting. The item "Antique Civil War Era Wood & Brass Campaign Lap Desk withOrig Sterling Accessories" is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "tinker23holly" and is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
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