Carving attributed to Samuel Field McIntire (American, 1780–1819)
Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 74.3 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm (29 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine
Not On View
The small worktable is serpentine on all four sides, and at each corner of the top is a demi-lune projection decorated with concentric half circles. There are three drawers with circular brass pulls; the upper drawer is fitted with compartments for pen and ink and with a rising desk flap covered with green baize. The middle drawer is divided for sewing equipment with two small compartments around three sides of a large compartment, which is lined with blue-green painted paper. The third drawer is the bag slide and has a beaded lower edge. The half-round stiles of the legs are carved with roses on a star-punched ground. The tapered and reeded legs have narrow necks both above and below the reedings. The foot is composed of a flattened ball turning amd a long shank capped with a brass cup caster.
On underside of writing flap: "Ethel M. Corrie Age 15 Years" and "Gillien Moseley / Salem, Mass."
On the underside of the writing flap are written the names of Ethel M. Corrie and Gillien Moseley of Salem, Mass., suggesting that the table probably belonged to one of these Salem families;1961, year-end gift of Miss Evelyn Sears. (Accession Date: December 20, 1961)
Gift of Miss Evelyn Sears