Set, desk; CT77.52

Name/Title

Set, desk

About this object

Desk set; an oak desk set with an engraved plaque on the top, reading: "From Robert and Peter to Father, on his 70th birthday, 18 August 1903". The set consists of a rectangular wooden cabinet with a single drawer. On the top is a long pen rest, half-round metal handle and two square depressions for ink bottles. The ink bottles are of cut-glass with hinged lids. Inside the drawer are a wooden pen with nib, and an extra nib.

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood, oak
processed material, metal
processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Engraved on plaque: "FROM / ROBERT AND PETER / TO / FATHER / ON / his 70th Birthday / 18th Aug 1903"

Technique

carpentered

Technique

varnished

Technique

engraved

Measurements

h 170mm x l 305mm x w 180mm
Medium

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

CT77.52

Rights

All rights reserved