American, 19th century. A small painted writing desk or book stand, with candleholder at top left, and colored ink illustration depicting Benjamin Franklin, the border reading An apple a day keeps the doctor away / B. Franklin; desk ht. 4.5 (including candle), wd. 8.25, dp. 8 in.
Provenance:Property from the Hermann Gleeson Collection of Americana, San Antonio, Texas Property from the Collections of Hermann Gleeson, San Antonio, Texas
Illustration adhered to book binding. Desk repainted and has old nail holes. Melted wax around candle.
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