An 18th century laptop desk in the George III manner. Compact and sophisticated, a shell inlaid lid opens only when the drawer and the roll top are released. Even the tambour top is inlaid. Proper brass lifts and a pull complete the exterior. Inside is a baize writing surface with inkwell holders above. It is the ultimate communication tool and saved from the insult of a keyboard and screen.
H. 6.5″,w. 14″, d. 10″, 16″ when open. Late 18th century. Retreat to a saner world. $450.