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Antique traveling desk from around 1859 with hidden drawers.

 820,00

Antique travelling desk with belongings and hidden drawers.
Probably belonged to a dutch lawyer and politician.

  • nice partial provenance
  • beautiful veneer
  • brass inlay
  • some chips and no key

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Antique traveling  desk from the 19th century with hidden drawers and belongings.

With documents probably belonging to Gerrit Hugo van Bolhuis, president of the Dutch supreme military court, lawyer and politician.
Some items that probably belonged to the owner are still present which makes this antique lap desk extra special.

The traveling desk the following items :

  • Original pen made of a feather
  • Almanac from 1859
  • Two notes addressed to Mr van Bolhuis.
  • Pieces of a watch ( glass and paper dials )
  • Tweezers
  • Wax and a template of a wax seal
  • Some tiny bits of other stuff.

 

The antique traveling desk is made of mahogany with brass inlay and a nice looking veneer.
The leather is torn in the middle, the veneer has some chips and the key of the traveling desk is missing.

Because of the notes in the hidden drawers this campaign desk could have and probably belonged to Gerrit Hugo van Bolhuis, president of the Dutch supreme military court, lawyer and politician. Although we cannot connect the papers to the travelling desk.

Born in Breda he Studied at the University of Utrecht starting in the year of the Almanac, 1859. His whole student life he was a member of the senate of “Utrechtsch Studenten Corps”( student corps of Utrecht, USC ).

He started his career as a lawyer and later he became head of the lawyer order..
Later he was president of the higher supreme military court, member of the provincial council and knight in the order of the Dutch lion and commander in the order of Oranje-Nassau.
He died at the age of 84 in Utrecht.

This portable lap desk is the perfect decorative item for your office or living room. Think about the history that the traveling desk has, being a good conversation topic and giving your interior the finishing touch.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 51 × 19 × 30 cm

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