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Worktable

Worktable with rectangular upper case containing two maple-veneered graduated drawers with brass pulls, and with multiple-reeded engaged corner-columns with rounded drops; double-lyre support with brass strings and with applied ormolu rosettes; and platform base with applied ormolu cornucopia...

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Inscription

Between the lyre base and the carcass: "Clare" In pencil on underside of bottom of top drawer: "Cleaned April 14th 1913. R.[illegible].E."

Provenance

Acquired by modern collectors Harmon A. Shohet and Evelyn C. Shohet (d. March 25, 1997) of Boston, Massachusetts; bequeathed by Mrs. Shohet to the Museum (Accession Date September 17, 1997)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Harmon A. Shohet

about 1820

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

1997.172

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, maple veneer, oak, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens