A Classical Work Table

Boston, Massachusetts
Circa 1830

This excellent work table features beautifully matched crotch mahogany veneers, delicate line and proportion, and original marbled paper lining on the inside of the sewing box. While the distinctive foliate-carved feet are associated with the finest Boston cabinetmakers, this piece is related to an example which bears the stenciled label of William Fisk. A note card found enclosed in the table reads: 1833/This table was bought/in Boston, when my mother was married. Verso, Hn M.H.L./her great grand/mothers table./Elizabeth (Tisdale) Tolman. Additionally, there were notations made on the sewing box in chalk, pencil, and etching including; Green Silk/F. /1833/Boston/ Lewis Tucker/Milton.

Reference: Feld, Stuart P. Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism 1810-1840 Exhib. catl, New York: Hirschl and Adler Galleries, 1999. Page 25, Fig. 9A.

Mahogany (secondary woods: pine, poplar, and cedrela)
Height: 29½” Width: 22½” Depth: 19”

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