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Early Personal Writing/Work Table

Early Personal Writing/Work Table

A scarce or unique diminutive sized writing/work table in original surface.

Constructed from hardwoods with the simple concept of a basic writing surface in mind. The top is constructed of a thick bodied plank of chestnut wood with two cleats attached on its underside via small iron screws. Chestnut legs of tapered design with chamfered edges are attached protruding through the cleats.

A small circular hole was bored through one side of the top and an iron candle holder inserted acting as a permanent lighting fixture. This lighting source explains the unusually wide splay of the legs.

Retains a deeply rich oxodized stained surface with scattered evidence of work use. A cleveraly made and simple, yet functional device of utilitarian design. Primitive, yet delicate in rural form.

Overall very good as-descended condition given age and use. Mid Atlantic or southern New England, possibly Rhode Island in origin. Ca. 1820. 26"T x 18"W x 11"D.

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