Work table - ROM2004_1145_1


Work table

Maker: Thomas Nisbet (c. 1777-1850)
Medium:Maple, mahogany, silk
Geography: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Date: c. 1815
76.2 (height) x 52.0 (width) x 40.7 (depth) cm
Object number: 972.175
Not on view
DescriptionThe work table was a piece of furniture used specifically by women who would group around it to sew, do needlework or play games. The work table also had a more personal purpose, as in this example, which is fitted with an adjustable writing board. It is a reminder of the lost art of personal writing where, through letters, diaries and journals, women contributed greatly to the preservation of memories of the past.
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