13758a Antique China Trade Camphorwood Traveling Lap Desk with Maker's Label
An exceptionally fine China trade camphor wood 3-section lap desk with fitted interior, secret compartments and label of maker Ahning. Brass plate on top engraved "E. Howes, Jr." Ahning worked during the mid 19th century. The damask covered folder in the top is a replacement. The desk sits on a new stand which enables opening in place. 23in. wide x 15 in. deep x 24 in. high, oa.