Ebony and ivory portable writing desk.
portable writing deskSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS
Zinke, Henry (attributed to)
wood; ivory; metal; paper; glass
Overall: 4 x 14 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.
Ebony lap secretary (portable writing desk) inlaid with whale ivory tetraskeles (pinwheel shapes), stars, diamonds and lines. Attributed to Henry Zinke (b. 1835 in France), ship's carpenter in the New Bedford barks GLOBE (1855-58) and DOMINGA (1858-62).