Mahogany Hepplewhite Tambour Writing Table c. 1790-1800
mahogany, textiles, mirror, brass
H 2 7/8 in. | W 2 1/2 in. | D 1 3/4 in.
H 7.303 cm | W 6.35 cm | D 4.445 cm
Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust
This exquisite writing table features folding box lids, a mechanical component on the bottom to operate the rising pigeonhole carriage, and writing pad that tilts to accommodate the writer.
The lower drawer contains several compartments to store a gentleman's personal accoutrements, and a mirror that rises to double as a dressing table.
The tambour doors are moveable, and the dovetailing on the pigeonhole drawer carriage mark this as a true master's work.
Eloise Kruger purchased this piece from Eric Pearson's personal collection. Mr. Pearson included instructions on how to handle the delicate piece.