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This small drop-leaf work table was used by Martha Jefferson Randolph for sewing. The faces of the drawers have a scratch bead, and the base is surrounded by a large astragal molding; both features are typical of Monticello joinery craftsmanship. Among Monticello-made furniture, the reeding on the front is unique. The interior shelves are attached in exactly the same manner as the shelves on the joinery-made dumbwaiters.


Artist/Maker Unspecified
Createdca. 1800
Origin/PurchaseMonticello Joinery
Object TypeFurniture and Lighting
Materialsmahogany; yellow pine and tulip poplar
Dimensions27 x 14 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (open)
LocationSouth Square Room

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