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Original Civil War Officer’s Field Desk

Original Civil War Officer’s Field Desk: This is a superior example of a typical Civil War officer’s field desk, primarily constructed of walnut. The desk retains both of its original, iron carrying brackets or handles, on each side of the desk. The interior of the desk has eight sorting or storage compartments, above a single, large drawer that retains its original pull. There is a taller, vertical space, beside the eight compartments for larger papers and maps. The desk’s writing surface, as in most of these field desks, serves as the front cover for the desk, as well as the writing surface. The original lock remains in place, as well. This desk has not been re-finished and maintains its original, war period surface and finish. There is some minor damage to the back right, rear corner which could be readily repaired, but it does not impact the visual display of the desk and is not significant enough to endanger the long term integrity of the desk. These officer’s desks have become increasingly difficult to obtain, and could form the mainstay of a camp display or as an accompaniment to a Civil War period officer’s display. SOLD

The desk measures as follows: 22” across the front; 12” in depth; 18.5” in height

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