Lady’s tambour (roll top) writing table.
The curved tambour lifts and rolls back, opening to an interior fitted with valence headed cubbie-holes over three document drawers (the right one has fittings for ink, sander and pens).
The tooled leather writing surface with applied molded edges appears to be original.
The skirt is fitted with two cockbeaded short drawers, raised on square tapered legs.
The brass is all original including the small “stirrup” brass on the interior drawers.
This has a wonderful silhouette with the side forming a flattened (or hyperbolic) curve made from a single pice of figured mahogany
When we were first looking at this piece upside down with the drawers removed we noticed a sketch for a Neoclassical mirror of the same date as the desk. Fun!
“18th Century English Furniture: The Norman Adams Collection”
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