Serving table

Creator:
Hook, William, 1777-1869 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
36 x 36 1/4 x 18 1/4 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Sheraton mahogany serving table, serpentine front and sides with turret corners, the waterleaf capitals in star punch or snowflake background and parallel ringed top border are related to the documented William Hook pieces in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (see Randall, American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, pl. 70, 100); tapered reeded legs with carved capitals, the arrangement of a row of three small drawers below the long top drawer is a variation, the table exhibits finely chosen veneered figures and falls into a small choice group of serpentine Salem serving tables of slender Sheraton design. This table bears a relationship to two serving tables in the Karolik collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; attributed to William Hook.
Related objects: Book: Richard H. Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Meriden, Conn.: Meriden Gravure Co., 1965), pl. 70, 100. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (April 1934): pp. 144–146. Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/dressing-table-44523 (accessed December 5, 2013). Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/worktable-44702 (accessed December 5, 2013).
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1524, pl. P402.
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YUAG catalogue note: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has four pieces made in 1808 as a wedding present for Hook's sister, Hannah. The work table of this group (object 39.555) and a detail of the carving is illustrated in "Salem Furniture Makers, William Hook," The Magazine Antiques (April 1934): pp. 144–146.
Variant Titles:
Sheraton mahogany serving table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Sheraton style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Sheraton
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
0402
Genre:
tables (support furniture) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1978
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab3dr4 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10965347
OID:
11863425
PID:
digcoll:847581

Number of Pages: 2
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