Condition: Very good, reddish-brown stained surface is very old. Originally painted blue.
Additional Information: Rectangular box with slant lid on dovetail joined case having
molded base resting on bracket feet. The lid opens to a fitted interior featuring scalloped
moldings and five cubbies with shaped dividers.
Writing Box, Stationery/Folio, Letter, Copying Box
With Writing Slope, Roll Calendar, Slate Pad, Ink Wells
Circa 1860 to 1880
Walnut, fine condition.
(H: 13.75"; W: 16"; D: 11.75")
Travel Desk, Probably English, 2nd Half 19th C.
Wide grain walnut, brass insets, sliding drawer,
desk shows wear overall, nice desk worthy of some TLC.
Antique, Portable Writing Desk, Campaign Lap Desk, Labeled: John Stiles, Philadelphia
John Stiles (1828-1833)
Round label reads: PORTABLE DESK AND DRESSING CASE MANUFACTURER
NO. 89 So. Second St. Opposite the Bank of Pennsylvania, PHILADA - SOLD
A brass bound mahogany writing box having vacant brass escutcheon on top; brass lock escutcheon;
brass pin within interior can be released to open side drawer. The fitted interior features a pivoting pen
tray beneath which is a storage area; other compartments…one lidded. The writing slopes retain
original green baize.
(19.75" x 10” x 7")
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