Worktable

1800–10
Duncan Phyfe (American (born in Scotland), 1770–1854)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 71

Dimensions

Overall: 81.6 x 63.8 x 32.4 cm (32 1/8 x 25 1/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.594

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, yellow-poplar, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Veneered and reed-moulded case elliptical in plan, on turned and reed-moulded vase-shaped post above four incurving reeded legs with brass pad feet and casters. Rounded ends contain shallow trays; one large drawer at middle has above it, behind false front, hinged baize-covered leaf; whole top swings upward on “stopped” brass hinge.

Provenance

1941, purchased from Israell Sack (Sack got it "from the Turners") by Karolik; 1941, Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts (Accession Date October 9, 1941)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts