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Tables such as this represent early efforts by American cabinetmakers to create furniture forms specifically for women. Although needlework was an essential skill and accomplishment for colonial women, specialized furniture to store sewing equipment was not produced until the late-eighteenth...

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Credit Line

Gift of Barbara P. Thompson

1790–1810

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 70.8 x 49.2 x 40 cm (27 7/8 x 19 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.738

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, chestnut; secondary woods: maple, rosewood, mahogany veneer

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens