Jane Austen's Desk (closed view), Add 86841 - British Library Research Repository
Skip to main content
Shared Research Repository
3D image

Jane Austen's Desk (closed view), Add 86841

15 March 2018


A wooden writing desk used by Jane Austen which was given to her by her father in 1794. This portable ‘writing-box’ opens to provide a slope on which to write. It has various compartments, including a space for an ink pot and a lockable drawer for paper and valuables. When Austen died in 1817, aged 41, the desk was inherited by her sister Cassandra. It was later passed down through her eldest brother’s family. In 1999, Joan Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen’s great-great-great-niece, generously presented it to the British Library. For more information see: http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS032-002765606 https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/jane-austens-writing-desk


File nameDate UploadedVisibilityFile size
jane_austen_desk_closed_view_add_86841_glTF.zip1 Nov 2019Public 7.65 MB
Jane_Austen_Desk_closed_view_Add_86841.png1 Nov 2019Public 293 kB
jane-austen-desk-closed-view-add-86841_obj.zip1 Nov 2019Public 21.4 MB