A Classical Work Table

Boston, Massachusetts
Circa 1825
Sherlock Spooner and George Trask

This fine Boston work table distinguishes itself by bearing the stenciled label of Spooner & Trask. Sherlock Spooner and George Trask combined their expertise as cabinetmakers in a brief two-year association. Beautiful mahogany veneers cover the elegant form of the case. Particularly fine stamped brass pulls and a three-part star shaped mount accent the case. The wooden “bag” is fitted with a beautiful silk cover and trims while the top drawer’s writing surface has its original baize cover. The sabre shaped legs end in toe caps cast as animal paws. Most recently, the table was part of the collection of Charles Buckley who was the former director of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester and the St. Louis Art Museum. Buckley was one of the first museum directors to focus on collecting early American furniture.

Mahogany, (secondary woods: chestnut, cedrela, and poplar)
Height: 29¼” Width: 21½” Depth: 19”

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