Federal Inlaid Worktable, Boston, c. 1805-10, the octagonal mahogany top with lunette-inlaid border above a conformingly shaped case of drawer and bag drawer joining square tapering legs, the case and legs all inlaid with mahogany crossbanding and tiger maple veneer panels, (imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 18, dp. 15 1/4 in.
Provenance: Dr. Jacob Lerman, Newton, Massachusetts.
Literature: Illustrated and discussed in John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794-1816, by Vernon Stoneman, Boston, Massachusetts, 1959, p. 233, figs. 145 and 146.
A Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Collection
shrinkage crack in top, minor associated lunette inlay loss, top drawer bottom replaced.
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