Tambour desk

Creator:
Seymour, John, 1738-1818
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790–1810
Physical Description:
41 x 33 3/4 x 20 1/4 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany two-drawer tambour desk of rare small size, pierced corner brackets, tapered legs and bellflower inlay and modified spade feet; the drawers are bordered by checkered inlay and retain the original oval brasses and typical ivory escutcheons, an ivory escutcheon behind the lid to lock the tambours is a distinctive Seymour feature, the bellflower repeat pattern on the stiles is a rare or unique feature.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 684, pl. P3235.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany two-drawer tambour desk
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3235
Genre:
tambour desks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, November 1970
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Kane 10976nc, ClearBin1 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10993602
OID:
12152677
PID:
digcoll:1024666

Number of Pages: 3
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