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Octagonal table with drawers [Jefferson's rent table]

Anonymous cabinetmaker, Mid-Atlantic region1790/1800

Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society

Thomas Jefferson used this octagonal mahogany-and-poplar table in his library at Monticello. The drawers are labeled for filing papers alphabetically. Crafted by an unknown cabinet maker from the mid-Atlantic region and modeled after English rent tables, this piece is has been on display at Monticello since 1928.

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  • Title: Octagonal table with drawers [Jefferson's rent table]
  • Creator: Anonymous cabinetmaker, Mid-Atlantic region
  • Date Created: 1790/1800
  • Physical Dimensions: 71.1 cm H x 78.7cm diameter
  • Contributor: Massachusetts Historical Society
  • External Link: https://www.masshist.org/database/3294
  • Medium: Artifact

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