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Federal Mahogany Inlaid Tambour Desk

Auction:
2468
Lot:
680
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Mahogany Inlaid Tambour Desk, coastal Massachusetts, c. 1810, the top section with hinged door inlaid with a four-point star and stringing, with flanking tambour doors, the projecting base with fold-out writing surface, replaced brasses, (imperfections), ht. 43, wd. 36, dp. 18 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

some losses to cockbeading and inlay, old patch to prospect door, top has plugged screw holes, right rear side of top with loss to case, knobs on interior drawers don't match, ends of lower section with shrinkage cracks.

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Massachusetts, Desks, Door, Inlay, Tambour desk

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