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Lot 78

Burlwood Lap Desk and Tea Caddy

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

19th century, probably British, tea caddy of domed form, with inlaid borders, ivory escutcheon, 5 in.; lap desk brass strapping, escutcheon, lacking medallion to top, but retained, opening to tooled leather writing surface, glass ink jar with silver lid, with key, width 16 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Arkansas


lap desk with scratching, some lifting to brass banding, discoloration to mounts, interior with wear, discoloration to leather writing surface, escutcheon detached but retained, with keys, but do not seem to work, unable to open leather writing surface to interior; tea caddy with age splits throughout, minor chips to base, interior with remnants of liner