Ladies side table, circa 1860
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overall: 32 x 20-1/2 x 13 in.
Table; Ladies side table; from the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); wooden side table or work table, most likely handmade, possibly by the ship's carpenter; table features four splayed legs, with brass hooks attached to the inside of each leg, with two brass rods attached to the front hooks, to be used in supporting the inlaid panel for use as a writing table; rope edged panels on table sides and top, and rope on the edges of the table as well; rectangular front panel features inlaid woodwork in a petal pattern; drawer above panel features two rope pulls, as well as a monogram of "EMM" constructed out of rope ("EMM" being the initials of Ellen Munsill Mears, first wife of Richard C. Mears); handwritten in pencil on inside of drawer "13 3/? [?] [?] 10 1/2 Ne[?]".