Rosewood and mother of pearl inlay lap desk. Lid features a mother of pearl inlaid urn with florals, brass inlaid foliate border and pearl floral corners. Front of box with brass inlaid foliate border, mother of pearl inlaid escutcheon, interior with felt covered writing surface and four wells. A secret panel below the well opens when a brass latch is pushed in one of the wells, and reveals two secret drawers with ebonized fronts. 6 1/4"H x 15"W x 10"L. 20"L when opened. Mid 19th century, English. Provenance: The estate of King E. and Julia R. Stockton, Tulsa, OK. Condition: Condition – brass hinges for interior writing surface loose and with losses, losses to edge of writing surface at both ends, veneer separation at corners on box exterior, key is missing and lap desk does not currently close.
Lot 357: 3 Decorative Boxes and Pair of Asian Shelves Previous Item Lot 359: Lalique French Crystal Greyhound Next Item