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Portable desk

about 1830
Charles Crane Crehore (American, 1793–1879)

Object Place: Milton, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 18.1 x 53.3 x 27.9 cm (7 1/8 x 21 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine, baize, ivory, brass

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Case furniture and boxes

Rectangular portable writing box with brass hardware corners and handles; hinged top opens to reveal inner writing surface covered with green baize; interior fittings include three compartments at top of writing surface; an additional storage area and two drawers are located underneath writing area; there is another drawer accessed from the side of the case.


"CHAS. C. CREHORE / CabinetMaker / MILTON" in an oval stamp.


1992: lent by Charles Nichols, Portsmouth, N.H., March 18; 1992: purchased from Charles Nichols, Portsmouth, N.H. (Accession Date April 22, 1992)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift