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Worktable

Date: c. 1846
Medium: Rosewood, mahogany, white oak veneer, ash, glass, brass, metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 29 1/4 × 20 1/2 × 15 3/8in. (74.3 × 52.1 × 39.1cm)
Credit Line: Proctor Collection
Object number: PC. 420
Label Text
James Williams purchased this multifunction, French-inspired worktable--capable of serving as a sewing table as well as a writing surface--as an engagement gift for his future wife, Helen Munson. The lid, mirrored on the underside, opens to permit access to the interior of the table, which is fitted with a four-sectioned, removable tray above a single compartment. A "hidden" drawer, located beneath the body of the table, is not readily visible to a casual observer. This drawer can be opened only when a small lever, located next to the interior tray, is lifted and held.

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