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Chamber table

about 1815


Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 98.4 x 88.9 x 43.8 cm (38 3/4 x 35 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1985.347

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Inscription

In graphite inside top right drawer: "Thomas Hale / Pigeon Cove / Mass. / Bought in / Boston at a / second hand / furniture store / in 1858."
In white chalk in the back of the same drawer: "3X"
In graphite inside of left drawer: "Thomas Hale / Pigeon Cove / Mass. / 1848"
In chalk on back of same drawer: "4"
In graphite on the interior of the wide drawer: "Thomas Hale / Pigeon Cove / Mass./ Bought in Boston / I think at a second hand / furniture store 1858"
In chalk on the back of the same drawer: "1X"

Provenance

Several inscriptions indcate that the table was purchased at a Boston second-hand furniture store in 1848 or 1858 by Thomas Hale of Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts; subsequent history unknown until purchased from Mr. Sy Nager, Dedham, Mass. (Accession Date June 26, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Mason