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Desk

1942.1355 (RS162655)

Description

Tambour desk.

Details

Label
From Jobe, Portsmouth Furniture, pp. 171-174: "one of three closely related examples from Portsmouth. All correspond in overall design, desk interior plan and inlay pattern on the prospect door and frieze. Though none retain definitive Portsmouth histories, they share numerous details with the documented work of Langley Boardman and probably originated in his shop....This secretary retains nearly all of its original structural elements, hardware, and finish...The stamped hardware...bears the mark of its maker, Thomas Hands and William Jenkins of Birminham. The firm exported significant quantities of brass to America, and several examples of their work remain on Portsmouth furniture."
Maker
Attributed to Boardman, Langley, 1774-1833 (Cabinetmaker)
Date
1800-1815
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
Desk, Tambour
desks
Federal
Accession Number
1942.1355
Credit Line
Gift fo Virginia L. Hodge and Katharine D. Parry
GUSN
11610

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