Alphonse Giroux et Cie.
Paris, France, 1826-1831
Leather, silver-gilt, gold, mother-of-pearl, bristle (?) dyed, glass, rosewood, steel, metal-gilt, silk velvet, paper
35 (height) x 43.4 (length) x 9 (depth) cm
The travel desk contains 20 writing utensils: sand-box, inkwell, pen cleaner, ruler, marker, eraser (2), pen, scraper (2), box (2), scissor, compass, perforator, seal, paper knife, brush, sealing wax (2).
“A PARIS / CHEZ ALPH. GIROUX / RUE DU COQ St. HONORÉ”, engraved inside the lid; “Paris chez Alph. Giroux et Cie. 7 rue du Coq St. Honoré”, on the clasp; (crown) “J. BRAMAH”, on the clasp; Imperial monogram “P”, on the front panel of the briefcase; Monogram “P”, on the writing utensils; Monogram “PI” / FOUNDER OF THE EMPIRE OF BRAZIL”, on the matrix engraved into the seal; “Poudre”, on the lid of the sand-box.
“LUNDI (MONDAY) – Payment of the manifests for / legations; MARDI (TUESDAY) – Hichofer […] / 17th September 1832 & Ma V. [idem?] / Monsignor 3 idem Dana 6 idem; / MERCREDI (WEDNESDAY) – Officials that wish to do so stay - / 100 french go, at least 60 – Inspection to evaluate who’s in a state of resisting; / JEUDI (THURSDAY) – Vasconcellos take possession / to take Azeredo – Tarimbas (soldiers bunk beds) [?]; / VENDREDI (FRIDAY) – Accurate budjet for both hypothesis / of staying or not [?] the officials / Academics already around Sam Miguel; / SAMEDI (SATURDAY) – Jose Maria 17-7ber / D Marianno 6 idem / Monsignor 3 idem; / DIMANCHE (SUNDAY) – Account of 16th March [?] or [?] or 20:600 [?] in 2 / pay 10:000 at once and 10000 with 15 or 20 day interval between”, Pedro’s hand written on the calendar integrated inside.
Marks: warrant for works on silver, Paris, 1819-1838.