Overall: 29 3/4 x 27 3/4 x 18 in. ( 75.6 x 70.5 x 45.7 cm )
Mahogany Empire ladies' work table and/or writing table; rectangular form with hinged top that opens to reveal multiple compartments, with two tambour drum compartments located below upper case on either side; supported on trestle base joined by two rope-turned stretchers, with legs terminating in carved scrolls on casters.
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
This work table has been attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe, but no documentation exists connecting the work table to his shop. A similar table in the Metropolitan Museum bears the label of Michael Allison, 46-48 Vesey St., New York City (see "Cabinetmakers of America," pl. 29, no. 2).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.