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Table, Writing


Table, Writing
by James Green (attributed)
Mahogany, wool, 1836 ca.
Overall measurement
      Height: 34.88 inches  (88.6 cm)
      Width:  33.88 inches  (86 cm)
      Depth: 24.88 inches  (63.2 cm)
Inscription (on unvarnished bottom side of dust board, handwritten in pencil): MB Norris / December No. 13 1836; and (on varnished side of writing board) Campbell
Cat. no. 65.00071.001
This mahogany writing table was likely made by James Green, a cabinetmaker from Alexandria, Virginia. In 1837 Green was paid for supplying the U.S. Supreme Court with, among other items, a total of seven “Mahogany Wrighting [sic] Tables” at $22 each. The writing tables were manufactured for use by the Supreme Court justices.