Work Table in the Sheraton Taste, about 1810
Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848; active alone, 1804–16), Boston
Mahogany, striped and bird’s eye maple, and ebony (secondary woods: ash and mahogany), with gilt-brass drawer knobs, and fabric work bag
27 3/4 in. high, 19 1/4 in. wide, 15 3/4 in. deepWork Table in the Sheraton Taste, about 1810
The present table, certainly made in Boston in the years bracketing 1810, was likely a product of the distinguished cabinetmaking shop of Thomas Seymour, who was the leading designer and maker of furniture in Boston at the time. Indeed, an identical table is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a 1984 gift of Barbara P. Thompson (acc. no. 1984.73), where it is attributed to Thomas Seymour.