Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Worktable

1800–10


Object Place: Probably Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall, cat. no. 96

Dimensions

74.3 x 58.7 x 44.9 cm (29 1/4 x 23 1/8 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.563

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

The rectangular top has four turned buttons at the corners to cap the posts. There are two drawers with beaded edges and wooden knobs. The upper one is divided for sewing utensils into three smaller compartments in front and a larger one behind. The keyhole escutcheon is set sideways. The lower drawer is the bag slide and has a removable frame. The stiles of the legs are carved with acanthus. The sides and finished back are mahogany with a bead on the lower edge. Each leg has a triple ring turning at the top, and below a small neck it is reeded and tapered to a small tapering bulb foot.

Inscription

Brass plate screwed to underside of proper left front leg reads: "W. De F. THOMSON / 231 MARLBOROUGH STREET / --BOSTON--"
In chalk in inside of lower front rail: "S"
In chalk inside rear of case: "I I I"

Provenance

1919, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to the MFA (Accession date: July 17, 1919); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson