Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 29
104.14 x 91.44 x 49.53 cm (41 x 36 x 19 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, white pine, inlays of tulip and satinwood
Prudence S. and William M. Crozier, Jr. Gallery (Gallery 121)
Tambour desks, a novel form in the Federal period, were made for women and were especially popular in New England, reflecting the region’s emphasis on reading, writing, and female education. This example is notable for the enameled plaques on the drawer pulls and the inlaid festoons on the tambour shutters.
"M. & M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts