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Gothic Classical Mahogany Worktable, c.1830-40

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This worktable has had a very protected life, as all of the mahogany is in perfect condition and probably has its first surface, which we have cleaned to reveal the vibrant mahogany and pulls.  For the form, it is fairly large and formidable with all of the elements one expects to find in the three “drawer” variation.  The top lifts to reveal the classic lift up writing surface as well as mirror.  The boxyness is stylistically dealt with by the introduction of canted corners on all for sides just below the robust square top.  The feet are classic gothic scrolls supporting the platform, which is tapered inward toward the central support, which again reduces the heaviness through design and form.  These worktables were made of varying qualities, and this example is one of the very best of the form, which becomes evident when compared to more mundane box-like run of the mill production worktables.

Height: 29 3/4 in.  Width: 22 in.  Depth: 18 1/4 in.
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