Item up for your consideration is a Large Antique Wooden Lap Desk. This Beautiful Old Lap desk has Brass Inlay as well as the edges are Bound with Solid Brass 1/4 Round Edging. There is a Drawer in the bottom that is full length and there are Brass Folding Handles on the ends. There is a Brass Inlay on the Cover.Along the edges are fine Brass Inlays. This is an Old lap Desk which could possibly been a Captains Desk. The Desk is relatively clean on the inside. There does not appear to have been any repairs or restoration so the Desk is in Original Condition.
Wide x 11 7/8 in. Deep x 7 1/2 in.The Desk weighs approx 15 1/2 Lbs. This Lap Desk came from an Estate Sale in Downeast Maine. The Brass Lock appears to be complete (except key is missing) and is marked Bramah London. We don't know who the maker was or the age of the Wonderful Old Lap Desk but with a little TLC this could be a Beautiful addition to any Collection.
Lap Desk has surface and finish wear. There are breaks in the veneer finish. There are pieces of the Brass inlay that are not attached. Some pieces are included with the Lap Desk. The brass inlay around the front key hole is missing.
The Brass inlay around the lock on the inner panel is loose. The cover on the ink well is loose (threads appear to be stripped on the well). The small brass knob on the left hand cubby cover is missing. The edges of the upper writing panel are loose. There is a substance (maybe glue) spilled on the cover (upper left hand corner).
Box is sturdy amd hinges appear to be solid and work well. Lock appears to be complete except for key. This Lap Desk is offered as Restoration Needed.
Please study the photos and condition description as you consider this listing. Thank You for looking and have an Awesome Day!
The item "Antique Lap Desk 1800's Captains Desk Civil War Era Large Brass Bound 19 x 11" is in sale since Monday, October 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "thisnthat-shoppe2012" and is located in Jonesport, Maine.
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