Inlaid Tambour Desk, Boston, Mass

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antique Seymour tambour writing desk


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A Federal mahogany and inlaid antique Tambour writing desk, attributed to John & Thomas Seymour, Boston circa 1810.

This fine example of an antique tambour front writing desk features delicate proportions and detailed inlay. The tambour doors conceal two banks of cubbies and short drawers flanking a locking center door with a finely inlaid conch shell. The fold down writing surface has a band inlaid border above two long drawers with cross-banded dividers. The square tapered legs have inlaid pilasters with beehive terminators above a graduated husk and seed motif with banded cuffs. For nearly identical examples see Northeast Auctions, August 6, 2006, lot 1722, page 241 & John & Thomas Seymour, V. Stoneman, Plate 41.


Height: 43 1/8"; Width: 36 5/8"; Depth: 19 1/2"



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