Burl Veneered Lap Desk on Stand, 19th century, brass-mounted lap desk with scratch-beaded borders, opens to an embossed leather-covered writing surface, with compartments or ink bottles and writing utensils, on a conforming wood stand, (imperfections), overall ht. 22, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 11 1/2 in. A few small losses veneer on box corners and a few cracks to veneer on th sides, one corner bras mounting is loose but retained.