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Writing desk: M.20-1970

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Mahogany writing desk with roll top, inlaid with brass, on four fluted tapering legs.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Hamilton Kerr, 1970, tranferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1975, from Whittlesford.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 42 cm
Height: 89 cm
Width: 68.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Kerr, Hamilton, Sir


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1815 - Circa 1840

Components of the work

Inlay composed of brass (alloy)

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1970
Primary reference Number: 77239
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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