Writing tablet with accessories
Leather, paper, wood, metal, paint
Overall: 3 x 14 x 9 in. ( 7.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm )
Rectangular writing tablet covered in tooled leather with painted flowers on honeycomb ground; rectangular cover with pockets on the inside opens to reveal writing surface with corners for holding blotting paper; pen and pencil box attached to rear of tablet houses graphite in wood and metal holder and ink well in cylindrical leather-covered container and has curved cover (now detached) with a short yellow pencil and a wood and metal pen handle in loop holders.
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Keppler
handwritten in pencil: on scrap of paper found with object: "Gift of Mrs. Joseph Keppler / c/o Maj. Kenneth C. Miller"
handwritten in pencil: on advertising cards found with object: "This desk given me by / the members of the Trinity P.E.[?] Church / Brooklyn on going to school / in Germany in 1889."
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