A really sweet early 19th century Shenandoah work table with simple elegant design and exceptional construction. The primary wood looks to be oak and the drawer interior poplar. All joinery is mortise and tenon, dovetails and hand made cut iron nails; no glue. The table has beautiful original color and all surfaces reflect the utilitarian functions it was built for--sewing, knitting, writing, etc..
It was built to sit against a wall or another surface. It has a three board tongue-in-groove top measuring 24" X 36" and is 30" tall. Despite its apparent delicacy it is perfectly strong and solid with no looseness, large repairs or restoration. The only thing about the table that isn't 100% correct is the brass drawer pull which, although old, replaces what probably would have been a wooden knob. Also interesting is that along the right edge appear to be measuring notches which reinforces the speculation that it was used as a work surface for sewing or some textile work.
You won't find many more early American work tables as fine, original and functional as this one.
Free pickup in Richmond, VA or delivered with 100 miles for $50. For distances beyond that, inquire.
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