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Tambour Desk

John Seymour, American (born England), 1738–1816
Thomas Seymour, American (born England), 1771–1848
Mahogany, satinwood, rosewood, pine, possibly cedar, and other woods, with brass hardware and replaced velvet
Made in
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Current Location
On View, Gallery 137
48 1/4 x 37 5/8 x 21 1/2 in. (122.6 x 95.6 x 54.6 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by Florence K. Imse in memory of Robert R. Imse, and Museum Shop Fund
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Object Number
by 1946 - still in 1973
Mitchel (1889–1973) and Mary Taradash, New York, NY [1]

- 1989
Catherine Dolan, acquired from her sister, Mary Taradash

1989 - 1999
Israel Sack, Inc., New York, NY, purchased from Catherine Dolan

1999 - 2005
Richard R. Chilton, New York, NY (represented by Albert M. Sack), purchased from Israel Sack, Inc.

2005 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Richard R. Chilton, represented by Albert M. Sack [2]

The main source for provenance information is an email from Albert Sack to David Conradsen, Saint Louis Art Museum, dated May 27, 2005 [SLAM document files]. Additional supporting documents are noted.

[1] Published in 1946 as being in the Taradash collection ["American Furniture in the Taradash Collection." "Antiques," Volume L, number 6, 1946, page 395; see also "Death Index Record,", accessed January 19, 2006].

[2] Invoice dated May 23, 2005 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees, June 30, 2005.
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