Writing Desk by Taverner Knott

Queen Charlotte gave this portable desk to Fanny Burney when she was lady in waiting.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
29 x 23 x 14 cm
Acquired in:
1939
Presented by:
Lady Russell through The Art Fund

Open sloping writing surface and compartments. Mentioned in her diary.

Provenance

Fanny left it to her niece Mrs Chappel whose initials appear on the brass plate. Bt Rt Hon F L Harris who collected her possessions at Camilla Lacey, Burford Bridge; Lady Russell.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 6pm

Closed 24-26 Dec

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