The desk is made up of a pine carcase and oak drawers, veneered with Indian rosewood, coralwood and ebony, and inlaid in engraved ivory, boar's tusk and bone.
Armorial Travelling Desk by Unknown Artist, 1683
© V&A Picture Library
- Rosewood, ebony, fruitwood, boar's tusk, bone
- 66 x 104 x 84 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £34,247 ( Total: £102,740; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Giles Ellwood
It is embellished with the Saxe-Meiningen coat of arms.
Presented to the Duke Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen (1649-1706) as a wedding gift, Elisabethanburg, Meiningen; Guthe Family (from Leipzig) who settled in England, 1875; Giles Ellwood.