Lot 3398
New England Hepplewhite Finely Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Desk
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1780-1800, white pine secondary, two part form, upper dovetailed case with chevron inlaid edge, two tambour doors with bellflower swag inlays, inlaid faux fluted column stiles, divided interior with later blue paints and four small drawers, the case set on a base with applied molded edge, hinged writing surface with repeating chevron and stylized fleur de lis inlays, green baize writing surface with loper supports, two graduated cock beaded drawers with line and escutcheon inlays, flanked by repeating inlaid column stiles, raised on straight tapered legs with fretwork returns, the front legs with bellflower, line and cuff inlays, the rear legs with cuff inlays.

42 x 37.5 x 20 in.

From the Collection of the late Ginger Pleasant, Angier, North Carolina

Later pulls (in original holes); later blue paint to pigeonholes; later green baize; later glue blocks; later drawer stops; later fret-work to legs; light spot stain to hinged lid; overall good usable condition.