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Table With Revolving Top

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Together with a revolving chair and a Windsor couch, this table was one of three essential components that comprised the novel reading and writing arrangement in Jefferson's Cabinet. The table was substantially altered in the Monticello joinery, and probably was made there as well.

The initial table top was rectangular. A round revolving top was later attached with a bolt in the center to enable the top to rotate. The table's apron was cut away on two sides so that Jefferson could sit comfortably, and two stretchers were appended to stabilize the legs. To allow the table to be easily moved, small wheels were affixed to the slightly tapering legs.


Artist/Maker Unspecified
Created1800-1826
Origin/PurchaseMonticello Joinery
Object TypeFurniture and Lighting
Materialsmahogany
Dimensions29 x 37 x 29 5/8 in.
LocationCabinet

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