Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1815

GUSN

GUSN-11610

Description

Tambour desk.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
Federal
Federal
Desk, Tambour

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)

Credit Line

Gift fo Virginia L. Hodge and Katharine D. Parry

Accession Number

1942.1355

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)