The original table, which Thomas Jeffersons daughter Martha used for sewing, is displayed in the Family Sitting Room at Monticello, where it was used. Drop leaves gave plenty of space for measuring and cutting fabric; two good-sized drawers stored prized needles, thimbles, scissors and notions. Tapered legs, scratch bead around the face of the drawers and astragal molding at the base are typical of furniture made in the Monticello joinery, but the refined reeding on the front is unique. Made of beautifully finished solid mahogany with gleaming oval brass handles.
Approx. 27 1/2"h x 15 1/8"w (30 3/4"w extended) x 18"d.