Lot 1326: Queen Victoria's Lap Top

Barry S. Slosberg Inc

November 6, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, US
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Description: Queen Victoria's lap top with gilt stamped metal fan-shaped mirror on front lid covered in gold and orange pressed chiffon, clasp on top with adjustable handle, overall measurements: 11 1/2" x 11"h, inside label, patented July 23, 1895, other patents pending, filed with Her Majesty the Queen's Patent Office as "The Victorian Lap-Desk, interior contains, gold filled letter box, stamp holder, address bar and ink bottle. By tradition, the desk was presented to Queen Victoria upon her 60th birthday celebration (1897), after her death it was presented to Queen Mary, then later Edward VIII who presented it to his wife Wallis Warfield Simpson. CONDITION: Light color fading in fabric cover, inside cloth tearing some surface tarnishing.
Condition Report: NOTE: This item & information was obtained from the owner, a prominent Philadelphia military/weapon collector. The auctioneer assumes no responsibility or guarantees as to be authenticity of this item.
Provenance: NOTE: This item & information was obtained from the owner, a prominent Philadelphia military/weapon collector. The auctioneer assumes no responsibility or guarantees as to be authenticity of this item.
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