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    Mid-Nineteenth Century Portable Writing Desk, 13" x 5" x 9", burled maple veneer exterior with German silver inlays, one of which is an eagle clutching an inlaid mother-of-pearl shield engraved with a "JRC" monogram. The interior features painted faux wood grain surfaces, four compartments, a glass inkwell and a felt-covered writing surface. Minor inlay loss on vertical borders, 3" split to left side, minor chipping to right, else intact and ready for display. Decorative utilitarian items such as this desk were commonly used by field grade officers during the Civil War.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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