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Portable writing desk

Portable writing desk

  • Place of origin:

    Coompta (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved ebony exterior, with inner slope and bottom made from ebonised rosewood

  • Museum number:

    01176:1 to 6/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Portable writing desk

Place of Origin

Coompta (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved ebony exterior, with inner slope and bottom made from ebonised rosewood

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm, Width: 41 cm, Depth: 26 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Wall Case 30.] '01,176. WRITING DESK. Carved ebony; Bijnore, Bengal. 6,692'

Descriptive line

Portable writing desk, ebony, c.1867, Coompta.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jaffer, A. Furniture from British India and Ceylon: a catalogue of the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2001. ISBN 1 85177 318 5.p.155-6, fig 18.

Materials

Ebony; Rosewood

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Birds; Deities; Lion; Mythology; Animals; Foliation; Peacock

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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