Neo-Classical Work Table with Lyre Ends, about 1815 Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848)
Neo-Classical Work Table with Lyre Ends, about 1815 Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848)

Neo-Classical Work Table with Lyre Ends, about 1815 Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848)

Neo-Classical Work Table with Lyre Ends, about 1815
Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848), Boston
Rosewood (secondary woods: mahogany), with brass line inlay and brass-over-wood moldings, gilt-brass and gilt-bronze and ormolu mounts, toe-caps, and castors, and fabric work bag
29 3/4 in. high, 20 5/16 in. wide, 16 3/4 in. deep (in the case), 17 5/8 in. deep (at the feet)
Our notion of “work at home” has recently come sharply into focus. Ladies of the early 19th century worked at home in great style, with work tables, or sewing tables, made of the finest materials and in the newest fashions of their day. Inspired by English and French design sources, this Boston-made table, likely from the workshop of Thomas Seymour, is the highest style of “work at home” chic, circa 1815. —Stuart Feld, President