Introducing the
Queen Anne Worktable

An authentic classic from New Hampshire, ca. 1740.  

Pine top with maple apron and legs. Harmony of design and surface with a SINGLE BOARD top overhanging and balancing the form perfectly. Imagine this historic piece adding much character to your home.

The top with natural patina has breadboard ends attached by massive wrought nails. Wooden pegs “standing proud” join the top, cabriole legs, and apron. The legs, apron, and drawer front retain a deep red stain. The drawer has thumbnail molding, large dovetails, and rose head nails; the apron also with thumbnail molding adding an air of sophistication from the accomplished wood worker.

Excellent condition. Restored drawer runners and ancient loss to a bit of the drawer molding, otherwise a remarkable degree of originality including full-height feet and historic surface. Top about 40 inches x 26; 27 1/2 tall.

Pictured: MAGAZINE ANTIQUES, June 1951, Living with Antiques, Time Stone Farm, Alice Wincester, page 464; and NEW ENGLAND ROOMS, Samuel Chamberlain, page 52. From a private New England collection.

Edna Hilburn Little Greenwood, (1888-1972) cousin/mentor to NINA FLETCHER LITTLE. A passionate pioneer collector of colonial American antiques. After the passing of her young father, she and her mother were under the care of Edna’s uncle, Edward Filene, the founder of Filene’s and Filene’s Basement…..The Arthur and Edna Greenwood Collection at the National Museum of American History, The Smithsonian, features over 2,000 objects Edna donated from her collection of colonial Americana. She was made an honorary Smithsonian Fellow in 1956…..Her favorite pieces she kept, including this table, which was sold decades ago at an on-site auction at her Time Stone Farm home, Marlborough, Massachusetts, built in 1702, where she lived and showcased her best collections.