Georgian Campaign Lap Desk
The hinged brass bound burl walnut case opening to a leather inset writing surface with fitted pen and ink wells above a stationary compartment.
The top centering a brass plaque inscriped,
'Presented by DUNDEE TRADES BAND to Mr. A.J. Paterson, Bandmaster"
During the 19th Century Industrial Revolution Employers and Trade Organizations sponsored Brass Brands and competitions. Union organizers asserted the sponsorships had the purpose of decreasing political activity of the workers during leisure time.
7in. (18cm) h. 17 1/2 in. (44cm) w. 10in. (25cm) d.
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