Breakfast Table

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Late Neoclassical (Empire) style, 1810-1830

Breakfast tables in the early 19th century greatly increased in size from the type popular a few decades earlier. They were also used as serving tables at the side of the room when a large dinner party was held. This example was made in Baltimore around 1820 and is typical of local design preferences.

Mahogany; poplar; white pine; oak. H 71.1, W 121.9, L 66 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 3927