Eighteenth-century households used breakfast tables for a variety of activities, from serving breakfast, tea and other light repasts to sewing, reading, and writing. Their small and compact design made them convenient and easy to store. Family tradition maintains this breakfast table was once the property of George Washington. More

Date

1785-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (top, legs, veneer), yellow pine (inner side rails, drawer runners), light-wood (inlay), ebonized wood (inlay)


Dimensions

Overall (closed): 28 7/8 in. x 32 1/4 in. x 20 1/2 in. (73.34 cm x 81.92 cm x 52.07 cm)
Overall (open): 28 7/8 in. x 32 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. (73.34 cm x 81.92 cm x 102.24 cm)


Credit

Gift of Edward French Warren, Annette Warren Sirmon and Helen Warren Finch in honor of Dudley Thompson, 1982


Object Number

W-2648


Colors


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