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Chautauqua Art Desk; Lewis E. Meyers & Co. Valparaiso U.S.A; c1913; 20

Chautauqua Art Desk, Lewis E. Meyers & Co.    Valparaiso U.S.A, c1913, 20Chautauqua Art Desk, Lewis E. Meyers & Co.    Valparaiso U.S.A, c1913, 20
Name/Title
Chautauqua Art Desk
About this object
Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk and accompanying Home Teacher book. This is a fold up 'desk', for use on a table or can be mounted on a wall. It features a "Hy-San" art slate for placing writing or drawing on and a roller with a sheet of various educational art illustrations including the human figure, handwriting, technical drawing, geographical, biological and botanical illustrating. It was designed to teach children how to draw a variety of subjects well, giving them a 'head start' their artwork at school. The Home Teacher book is designed to accompany the art desk's pictures by providing a lesson guide for home teaching children for each picture. The donor remembers his grandparents having school aid and using this in their home.
Maker
Lewis E. Meyers & Co. Valparaiso U.S.A
Date Made
c1913
Place Made
United States of America
Medium and Materials
Wood
Credit Line
Gift of J.R Feisst, 2001
Object Type
Art Desk
Object number
20

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Leif Moberg15 Jan 2011 19:10 PM,UTC
Dear all,
I have an artdest almost in mint condision including the instruction book. The "artdesk" belonged to my mother born i Summit NJ 1910. When she returned back to Sweden 1927 her familu brought the "artdesk" back to homeland. As I'm going to New York in February I wonder if there are someone who have an intrest to give me a bidd and if it is of interest I'll bring the "artdesk" with me.
Best regards
Leif Moberg
Timmernabben
Sweden