Apprentices to cabinet makers were required to produce examples of their newly learned skills. This involved demonstrating their skill of veneering, leg shaping, drawer execution (with done tail construction), scale and proportion and detail. This handsome table is quite likely a “final exam” for an apprentice of cabinetry. A combination of mahogany and walnut are used. The drawers appear to have the original brass pulls with veneered mahogany wood fronts. The legs are beautifully shaped with chamfered backs. Ogee detail is applied to the solid mahogany top on three of the edges with the back edge left to fit snuggly against the wall.
17 x 29 x 28″ high