Wood, mahogany, brass, leather, glass, gilding
Overall: 7 x 18 x 10 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 45.7 x 26 cm )
Mahogany writing desk with brass hardware and red stamped and gilded writing surface; pair of glass ink bottles, and drawer that slides open after pin is removed from left side.
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
stamped: on lock: "PATENT E. MORDAN & CO. LONDON"
According to accession records, this writing desk belonged to the Hawley family. It may have been used by Charles Hawley (1792-1866), grandfather of the donor. Charles Hawley was a member of the Connecticut state legislature from 1838 to 1842, as well as lieutenant governor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.