Antiques by East Dennis

Lap Desk

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1204188

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East Dennis Antiques
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Box 210, 1514 Rte. 6A
East Dennis, Cape Cod, Ma., 02641
(508) 385-7651

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Early 19th century China Trade, brass bound, solid camphorwood lap desk with secret compartment and rare tambour, in excellent condition. These lap desks were made in China in the mid-nineteenth century and brought home by sea captains from their voyages to the Far East.Camphorwood is very desirable for its pleasant odor and insect repelling qualities, much like cedar, but much scarcer. They are rare relative to the typical English and American 19th century lap desks. Height 10-1/2", Width 19-1/2", Depth 17". We accept time payments and quantity discounts. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. MEMBERS OF: THE ANTIQUES COUNCIL, THE CAPE COD ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (CCADA). **