Desk, portable writing; 1912; CT77.43
Desk, portable writingAbout this object
Portable writing desk; a varnished, rosewood writing desk, presented to James Christie by the Catlins Tahakopa Railway Sub-League, in appreciation of service rendered, October 1912.
The portable desk opens out to a sloped writing surface, covered with black leather. At the top of the slope are several small compartments for pens, ink and such, beneath which are three hidden drawers, covered with a spring-loaded board.
James Christie lived at Puketiro and became the first County Councillor in 1915, of Maclennan Riding in the Clutha County Council.
1912Medium and Materials
organic, vegetal, wood, rosewood
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
Engraved on lid: "Presented to / JAMES CHRISTIE / by the / Catlins Tahakopa Railway Sub-League / in appreciation of services rendered / 11th October 1912"Measurements
h 170mm x l 450mm x w 245mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"Object Type