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Tambour desk

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Considered among the most refined and sophisticated of all the tambour desks produced by the Seymours, this piece is remarkable for its fine proportions, intricate veneers of imported woods, and restrained simplicity. It descended in the Amory and Codman families and may have been owned...

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Provenance

Amory and Codman families, first owner: John Armory; lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, May 26, 1921; later incorporated into the "The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

1804–10

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 30

Dimensions

123.82 x 91.44 x 54.29 cm (48 3/4 x 36 x 21 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.225

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, curly satinwood, purpleheart door reed veneers, soft maple, cherry, white pine, and brass with original blue paper lining inside large drawers

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes