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Tambour Desk

Maker:
Reuben Swift (1780–1843)
Date:
ca. 1805
Geography:
Made in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Burl walnut, flame-grain birch, tulip, maple, pine
Dimensions:
55 3/8 x 41 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (140.7 x 105.4 x 55.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Cecile L. Mayer, 1962
Accession Number:
62.171.6a, b
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed on label attached to inside of the cabinet door: CABINET FURNITURE / In all its Varied Branches / Manufactured with Neatness and Dispatch By / REUBEN SWIFT / Head of Acushnet-River / NEW BEDFORD, (Mass.)
Harold M. and Cecile Lehman (later Mrs. Cecile L. Mayer), Tarrytown, New York; Cecile Lehman Mayer, Tarrytown, New York, until died 1962, subject to a life estate
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