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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1957.1000
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Work table


Object number

RIF731

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

70.485 x 44.45 x 43.815 cm (27 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Bristol, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Cherry with light wood and mahogany inlay (primary); basswood (corner blocks and drawer lining)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Mrs. Jabez Holmes (née Ruth Gorham), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to her great grandaughter Mrs. Henry Francis duPont (née Ruth Wales, 1889–1967), Winterthur, Delaware, by 1957; given to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1957

Associated names

Ruth Gorham Holmes
Mrs. Henry Francis duPont

Bibliography

Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period, 1788–1825 (New York: Viking Press, 1966), 401–402, no. 396, ill.