American Decorative Arts

Lap desk

1850–60

Varnished papier-mâché, lacquer, mother of pearl, velvet, brass

3 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (8.255 x 31.75 x 26.035 cm)
Gift of Charles T. Clark
2009.106.1
Culture: 
British
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Probably made in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

By descent in the family of Mr. Charles Teaze Clark, New Haven and Stonington, Connecticut; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2009

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.