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Lacquered Sewing Table

1964.10 (RS225326)

Description

Black and gold lacquered sewing table; the rectangular hinged top has serpentine-shaped edges and a raised decorative panel; the corresponding base contains multiple fitted compartments for sewing tools. Two lyre-shaped legs, with a central fleur-de-lis finial and shaped bracket feet terminate in carved animal paw feet with pronounced knuckles. The entire piece is covered with oriental scenes and a diaper pattern. The remains of red silk bag with fringe are attached to a slide under the case. Reproduction sewing bag.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1830
Material
japanning
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Descriptive terms
japanning
Table
Table, Sewing
Table, Work
wood (plant material)
work tables
Dimensions
28 3/8 x 24 3/4 x 17 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1964.10
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. H. W. Bean
GUSN
55702

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