Worktable

about 1825–35
William Fisk (1770–1844)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 76.2 x 50.8 x 49.2 cm (30 x 20 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.649

Medium or Technique

Mahogany veneer, mahogany, and pine

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238B)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Small table with two drawers and drop leaves with supporting flaps underneath with wooden dowels; set on base made of four scrolled legs on casters and tapered column with molded base. Drawer pulls are round wooden knobs. Each drawer has a lock. Bottom drawer compartmentalized on interior.

Markings

Stencil into bottom inside of top drawer: "M. Fisk / cabinet maker / Washington St. / Boston" in broken-line oval border.

Provenance

Descended in Boylston family of Boston.

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean