Requires Photography

Worktable

about 1820


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

73.02 x 52.07 x 38.73 cm (28 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.172

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, maple veneer, oak, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Worktable with rectangular upper case containing two maple-veneered graduated drawers with brass pulls, and with multiple-reeded engaged corner-columns with rounded drops; double-lyre support with brass strings and with applied ormolu rosettes; and platform base with applied ormolu cornucopia mount, supported by four curved legs terminating in brass castors; numerous pencil inscriptions.

Inscription

Between the lyre base and the carcass: "Clare"
In pencil on underside of bottom of top drawer: "Cleaned April 14th 1913. R.[illegible].E."

Provenance

Acquired by modern collectors Harmon A. Shohet and Evelyn C. Shohet (d. March 25, 1997) of Boston, Massachusetts; bequeathed by Mrs. Shohet to the Museum (Accession Date September 17, 1997)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Harmon A. Shohet