This Empire period sewing or work stand has incredible flame mahogany graining throughout. Sewing stands were a necessary furnishing during the 1800’s. The cabinet maker selected the choicest woods with the most dramatic graining and applied them over the entire cabinet. The top measures 20.5” wide with the leaves down. Each leaf is supported by a wooden frame that swings out when needed. The top measures 38.75” wide when both leaves are raised. There are 3 hand dovetailed drawers with wooden knobs. The first and second drawers retain their original working locks. The first drawer has dividers inside. Notice the third drawer which is extremely deep. Often times, sewing fabrics and projects were stored there. The stand rests on 2 urn shaped pedestals with rolled feet. All have their brass casters. The finish is in excellent condition having the richest color and very desirable patina. The top has some slight markings which is to be expected. The table is extremely sturdy. 28"h X 20.5"-38.75"w X 19"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1840's.