Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Sewing or work table, 1820–50
    American; New Lebanon, New York
    Walnut, cherry, butternut, pine, basswood; 25 x 29 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (63.5 x 74 x 46 cm)
    Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966 (66.10.17)

    This Shaker sewing or work table has both front and side drawers to maximize storage space and facilitate the use of the table by more than one worker. The tapered legs and overhanging rectangular top suggest that the maker was familiar with the Neoclassical designs made famous by George Hepplewhite's The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide (1788).

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  • Sewing or work table, 1820–50
    American; New Lebanon, New York
    Walnut, cherry, butternut, pine, basswood; 25 x 29 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (63.5 x 74 x 46 cm)
    Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966 (66.10.17)

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