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    A CIVIL WAR UNION ARMY OAK AND BRASS FIELD DESK, circa 1861-1865
    7-1/4 x 20 x 10-1/4 inches (18.4 x 50.8 x 26.0 cm)

    The desk with inlaid brass straps, handles and heraldic escutcheon, the slanted lid opens to a later felt writing surface with storage compartment under each panel, compartmentalized ink well and pen tray, side drawer mechanism unlocks when the desk is opened, period newspaper adhered to the bottom. The desk had been used by Captain George T. Harvey from the 104 Pennsylvania Infantry.


    Condition Report*: Newer ink well, minor splitting of the wood commensurate with age.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    19th-21st Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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