A Federal Mahogany Veneered Work Table, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1800-10. Fashioned with a shelf intended as "a convenience for sewing implements," this stand is further embellished with a scalloped gallery around the shelf, which was a favored decorative embellishment on Federal sewing tables, particularly those from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Mahogany work table, 1800-10. Furniture forms became increasingly specialized in the late-eighteenth century. This worktable was made especially for women, to store sewing equipment and materials. It has two drawers and a sliding frame that holds the attached bag. MFA
SHERATON DRESSING TABLE - Small New England Table having a square raised splashback over two deck drawers and one long drawer below working surface, both with thin overhanging tops, all but the drawers in Spanish brow.