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Sewing Table

Artist/Maker:
Pitts, Jonathan
Place Made:
Albemarle County Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1850-1860
Medium:
walnut –poplar –pine
Dimensions:
HOA: 27 1/2: WOA: 20 1/2″; DOA: 16 3/4″
Accession Number:
5925
Description:
MAKER: This table was made by Jonathan Pitts (1822-1920) for his wife, Mary Agnes Snead (1826-1896). Pitts was a cabinetmaker and later a merchant in the Scottsville community of Albemarle County, Virginia.

DESCRIPTION: Figured walnut sewing table with two dovetailed drawers that retain their original glass pulls. Secondary woods are poplar and white pine by visual inspection.

History:
HISTORY: This table belonged originally to Mary Agnes (Snead) Pitts (1826-1896) of Albemarle County, Virginia. It was made for her by her husband, Jonathan Pitts (1822-1920), a cabinetmaker. They were married on October 31, 1850. It descended direcctly in their family until a descendant, David Williams, made it a gift to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in December 2017.
Credit Line:
Gift of David and Marnie Williams