Wood Has Bleached FinishDesk has Tambour Doors


Ephemera Record: 1E-A3-1016

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Wood Has Bleached FinishDesk has Tambour Doors
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  • Crumb, Edith
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  • Michigan State University Museum
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This is part of Edith B Crumb's Quilt Club Corner and Beauty in the Home column. This column includes a description of a desk that would fit nicely in a large home or a small apartment.
dateOriginal
01-02-1941
timePeriod
1930-1949
city
Detroit
state
Michigan (MI)
country
United States
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The Detroit News
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Text
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  • Article
language
English
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Detroit News History Project
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Contact MSU Museum.

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Desk has Tambour Doors
By Edith B Crumb
During the latter part of the 18th century and the early part of the 19th, when furniture with simplicity of design was in favor, desks similar to that shown in the illustration were popular.

While it has the general appearance of delicacy, there is a sturdiness in its construction that makes it a practical piece.
Although this is not a bulky desk, there is sufficient space for storage. It stands a little over 40 inches high, is approximately 40 inches long and has a depth of approximately 22 inches.
Two drawers in the lower portion will not only hold a generous supply of stationary but if the desk is used in a small apartment living room, household lined might also be included.

The writing surface is hinged at the front to fold back over the top of the drawers when not in use; and when opened is held  in position by two supports which pull out at each side of the upper drawer.
There are three doors in the upper portion of this desk, the center one being hinged and those  at the ends being of tambour construction. The latter conceal cubby holds and small drawers. The drawer and end doors are equipped with ivory knobs while all f the other hardware is of bronze in traditional design.

This desk is all mahogany with satin inlaid lines outlining the drawers and doors.
It is appropriate for living room, library or bedroom and it would even be charming in a large dining room which is furniture in the 18th century style. It is priced at $63.00

The chair for sue with it, is a copy of an 18th century chair and is made  of solid mahogany. The seat and back splat are covered with genuine top grain leather. The diagonal reedings and rosettes at the sides of the black supports and the rope carved rail at the top are the only ornamental details on the chair. The lines of the chair and quality of the wood are decorative in themselves. This chair is priced at 26. 95. 

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