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Astragal-end Work Table

Date:
1805–15
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, rosewood, Spanish cedar, white pine, poplar
Dimensions:
31 x 27 x 14 1/2 in. (78.7 x 68.6 x 36.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Accession Number:
32.55.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This astragal-end ladies sewing or worktable is distinguished by its tall, elegant, and finely reeded legs. The pleated silk bag, which held sewing fabric or needlework, is patterned after a design in plate 26 of Thomas Sheraton’s "The Cabinet- Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book" (1794).
George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, until died 1932
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