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Joinery Side Table

Joinery Side Table. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.Artist/Maker: Unspecified[1]

Created: after 1793

Origin/Purchase: Monticello Joinery

Materials: mahogany; oak

Dimensions: 71.1 x 71.1 x 52.1 (28 x 28 x 20 1/2 in.)

Location: Cabinet

Provenance: Thomas Jefferson; by descent to Septimia Meikleham; by descent to William A. Meikleham; by gift to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1938

Accession Number: 1938-24

Historical Notes:This occasional table was made in the Monticello joinery sometime after 1793. The uncommon ovolo-headed raised ornament on the legs imitates the decorative details on a Paris-made architect's table, which was brought to Monticello in 1793. The table, with an unusually thick top and rather heavy legs, has a drawer with brass bail handle. The legs originally had casters (now missing).

Footnotes

  1. This article is based on Stein, Worlds, 284.
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