2015 Charles Dickens's desk and chair

Believed to be where the author wrote the classics Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood; after his death, the desk and chair became a part of the author’s iconography. The NHMF grant of £784,470 enabled the Charles Dickens Museum in London to purchase the desk and chair and so allow them to remain on permanent display in his study at 48 Doughty Street – Dickens’s oly surviving London family home, with the original pens, ink stand and ornaments that were part of Dickens’s desk ensemble during his lifetime.