This vintage late 19th century Victorian travel size lap desk is designed in a dark veneer wood inlaid with abalone shell & mother of pearl. A hand worked intricate pattern of shell & brass wire dominate the lid cover. Opening the desk reveals a rich dark blue velvet interior with ribbon pulls, which, when pulled, reveal storage compartments for letters & stationery. One compartment is missing some veneer, very minor. The exterior lock escutcheon is missing.
11 1/8" long X 7 1/2" wide X 4 5/8" tall
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