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Sewing table

1977.325 (RS116565)

Description

Square mahogany case with drop leaf at each side with rounded corners; leaves supported by ash serpentine profile wings; case enclosing two dovetailed drawers with ogee-shaped mahogany veneered faces, each with two round wooden pulls; lower drawer fitted with lock; drawer bottoms not planed; square tapered pedestal support with wooden collar with concave faces; whole on cruciform-shaped flat base with four flattened ball feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Top drawer signed in pencil on bottom interior, ""J.M. Barrell.""
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
ash (wood)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneer
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
Empire
Empire (style)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
Pine
pine (wood)
TABLE, SEWING
tables (support furniture)
veneer
Veneered
veneering
work tables
Dimensions
30.625 x 34.063 x 18.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.325
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4010

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