Mahogany Sheraton Work Table

Mahogany Sheraton Work Table
c. 1790-1800

ERIC PEARSON
1963
mahogany, satin ribbon, brass

H 2 1/2 in. | W 2 in. | D 1 1/2 in.
H 6.35 cm | W 5.08 cm | D 3.81 cm 

1997.349
Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust

Work tables of this era, also known as a "ladies' work table," came in many designs and were quite popular beginning with the Federal period (c. 1780).

This work table features two working drawers for supplies and a slide out sewing basket. Casters allow the piece to be conveniently stored in the periphery of a room when not in use.

Miniature artisan Eric Pearson's skill at exceptional detail is evident in the turned and reeded legs and the brass inlay molding around the drawers and table sides.