Antique Traveling Writing Desk

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This very nice, early portable desk has done a lot of traveling, but is in good condition. I can only offer an estimate for age, based on my knowledge of the materials, square nails and early construction methods used to build this desk, but I would think it to be at least 150 years old, and quite possibly much older than that.

As you would expect, there are some age splits, chips and wear to the finish. The brass hinges are getting weak, and there are a few screws that may need tightened or replaced, though the travel desk is very solid. There are several old ink stains on the hinged, fold-down writing surface that I find quite charming. The finish is original other than a light coat of high quality wood oil that I applied, as the desk was so dry when I found it that I could not bear to leave it alone.

This fantastic old traveling desk ships to the lower 48 States by UPS Ground. All other locations are welcome to contact us for a shipping quote and of course local pick up is always welcome.



Price: $1,400.00
Shipping: $45.00
(UPS Ground, Lower 48 States)
 


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Antique Civil War Era Prortable Traveling Writing Desk