A Classical Worktable

Boston, Massachusetts
Circa 1825

This boldly designed Classical worktable was made in Boston around the end of the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The top is beautifully veneered in crotch mahogany with a kingwood border. The case has with two drawers. One is fitted out for writing accouterments. The other pulls out to reveal storage for sewing. Retaining its original marbleized paper on the inside, the outside is covered in pleated silk with silk rosettes. The case is raised on two cylindrical uprights that are joined by a boldly shaped stretcher with a large carved rosette. The saber legs are adorned with foliate carving and gilt-lacquered brass lion’s paw toe caps and casters.

Mahogany, (Secondary woods: chestnut, pine, cedrella, and kingwood)
Height: 29 ¾” Width: 23 ¼” Depth: 20 ½”

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