SOLD ITEM 5227 - Antique camphorwood Captains desk c1820 to 1840

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Antique Camphorwood Maritime Lap Roll Top Desk circa 1820 to 1840 Antique Nautical Camphor Wood Lap Roll Top Desk with original brass hardware. The inset brass Plate on top has never been monogrammed. This antique lap desk measures 19 and one half inches wide is 18 inches deep and measures 10 and one quarter inches high at the highest point. The desk sits in a later handmade stand so it can be used as a regular standing desk. With the stand the desk measures 36 inches high to the back and 28 and one half inches to the writing surface when open. The lid measures 10 and one half inches but opens to a 18 inch writing surface.Original felt surface. When the drawer is pulled open it unrolls the roll top to expose a storage box which lifts up and locks in place with a wooden locking system. Be sure to click all thumbnail images to view this item in more detail. See Nautical Antiques by Robert W. D. Ball page 176 for a similar example.
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