circa 1640 - 1660 (and later)
23 cm (H); 65 cm (W); 49.5 cm (D)
Place of origin
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Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
Well organised documents help to keep a well organised household and if you can keep money and important records safe and secret, even better.
An oak table desk, English, mid 17th century. With a hinged writing slope and flower head guilloche carved front, with a money compartment to the side (probably a later addition).
Bequest of Lytes Cary Manor and other freehold lands, tenements, property and chattels from Sir Walter Kentish William Jenner, in his will dated 14th May 1948.