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Work table

1814
Origin: America, South Carolina, Charleston
OH: 27 3/8" OW: 25" OD: 13"
Mahogany, satinwood, white pine, ivory, wall paper, leather
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1994-22
Mahogany and mahogany veneered astragal-end work table with reeding around case sides, drawer front, and turned legs. Solid top hinges at back revealing deep, half-round compartments on either end lined with printed paper and a center removable 9-compartment tray. 8 of the 9 tray compartments were originally fitted with lids and turned ivory knobs; the largest central compartment does not have a lid. The top rail has crotch mahogany veneer and mahogany banding was applied around the bottom edge of the case and the lid's top edge. Carved wooden floral appliqués have been applied to the front of the four stiles.
Inscription(s):Interior back panel is signed. Double pencil lines suggest it has been retraced. Panel reads: "Charlston S.C. / Made by Isaac Young / April 13 1814 / Repaired by S. A. Wht [White]"