Worktable

1795–1810


Object Place: Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall, cat. no. 94

Dimensions

74.0 x 52.7 x 39.5 cm (29 1/8 x 20 3/4 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.693

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, maple, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

The worktable has an octagonal top of crotch mahogany with a surround of stringing and cross-banding and with a molded edge. The front has two drawers veneered with crotch mahogany panels within stringing and a cross-banded border of maple. The upper drawer is divided into three long compartments, and the lower is the bag slide with an octagonal interior. There are brass knob pulls and inset keyhole escutcheons. The panels of the sides are veneered with crotch mahogany inlaid with square or rectangular frames of checkered stringing, and the lower border is cross-banded with maple. The tapering square legs are set in the plane of the corner panels and are inlaid on the front with a border of maple. They terminate in square cup casters.

The sides and back are mahogany veneer on mahogany, and the top is solid. The drawer interiors are mahogany, and pine is used for the cross bracing of the case.

Inscription

In graphite on bottom of top drawer: "2"

Provenance

1928, lent by Dudley Leavitt Pickman, August 22, 1928; included in his 1939 bequest (Accession Date October 11, 1939)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dudley Leavitt Pickman