Federal Mahogany and Tiger Maple 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 bird's-eye maple veneer panels, (imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 20, 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. 232, fig. 144.
A Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Collection
shrinkage cracks in top (minor), piece missing from one drawer pull (which is detached), brass brackets added to strengthen tops of legs where they meet case.
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