Worktable

Object Number: 
1957.204
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Mahogany, poplar
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 3/4 x 27 3/4 x 18 in. ( 75.6 x 70.5 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Empire ladies' worktable; rectangular form with hinged top that opens to reveal multiple compartments, with two tambour drum compartments located below upper case on either side; supported on trestle base joined by two rope-turned stretchers, with legs terminating in carved scrolls on casters.
Gallery Label: 
This work table is nearly identical to a worktable in a private collection labeled by Duncan Phyfe and dated August, 1820.
Bibliography: 
"Cabinetmakers of America," pl. 29, no. 2.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group