'Pouch' table

English (London)
about 1805
Attributed to John McLean & Son (d. 1825)


Dimensions

Overall: 74.9 x 59.7 x 27.9 cm (29 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2249

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, tulipwood, and boxwood; gilt brass; silk and cord

On View

Susan Morse Hilles Gallery (Gallery 152)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Regency furniture designs were novel in both form and function and a variety of tables for specific purposes were often used in the library. This work table with a fitted bag under the top drawer was used to hold sewing materials. A popular design in England and France, its lightweight construction allowed it to be moved easily around a room.


Regency furniture designs were novel in both form and function and a variety of tables for specific purposes were often used in the library. This work table with a fitted bag under the top drawer was used to hold sewing materials. A popular design in England and France, its lightweight construction allowed it to be moved easily around a room.

Provenance

2002, H. Blairman and Sons, Ltd., London. By 2004, acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2004, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock