Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-12750

Description

Tambour ladies writing desk. Mahogany and mahogany veneer primary wood; eastern white pine; curly-maple-veneer crossbanding, cherry sliding-lid supports and soft maple (one drawer bottom)secondary wood; ivory or bone keyhole inlay behind the rear edge of the writing flap; original brass handles on the sides of the upper and lower cases; other hardware is replaced. Rests on delicate legs with bellflower inlay that taper near the base .

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
Desk, Tambour

Maker

Attributed to Seymour, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Dimensions

42 x 37 x 20 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Margaret Peterson

Accession Number

1993.863

Places

Massachusetts (United States)