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Object Name Table, Sewing
Date ca. 1869
Description Small rectangular sewing table on a trestle base. Table has a hinged lid with curved sides and rounded corners, and applied split spool turnings at corners. There are two rectangular drawers (one false) and a deep third drawer which tapers in on all sides. Table is made of rosewood and bird's eye maple, with bird's eye maple veneer on drawer bottoms. The inner surface of the lid has an attached mirror. The interior of the top area has nine compartments of various sizes, containing original sewing accessories. Table measures 29.250 inches high x 23.750 inches wide x 17.125 inches deep.
(Keywords: HRT, New York)
Acquisition Gift of the Estate of Adelheid E. Schneider
Ownership and History This table was bequeathed to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1986 by Adelheid E. Schneider, a former resident of Port Richmond, Staten Island. According to the donor, the table was made by her grandfather's brother, Herman Siemer, and was given by him to the donor's grandmother as an engagement present around 1869. Mr. Siemer lived in what is now the parsonage of St. Andrew's Church in Richmond, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1855
Latest Date 1875
Maker Herman Seimer, Richmond (Richmondtown), Staten Island
Subjects Antiques
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Associated People Siemer, Herman
Catalog Number 86.082.0001.A-S
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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