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Table, Writing


TitleTable, Writing
Artist/MakerJames Green (attributed)
Date1836 ca.
MediumMahogany, wool
Dimensions h. 34.88 x  w. 33.88 x  d. 24.88 in. ( h. 88.6 x  w. 86 x  d. 63.2 cm)
Credit LineU.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number65.00071.001


  • Object Description
  • 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.
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
  • 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