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Carpenter’s Workbench

Artist/Maker:
Petersen, Karsten
Place Made:
Salem, North Carolina
Date Made:
1800-1825
Medium:
maple, oak, poplar
Dimensions:
HOA 30 3/4; LOA 98; DOA 43 1/4(w/ t.vise
Accession Number:
773.2
Description:
A cabinetmaker’s workbench in the European style, with L-shaped shoulder vice, tail vice, and tool tray. Drawer underneath top, base with tusk tenons on stretchers. The tail vise screw is stamped, K. Petersen. Almost identical to #773.1 and 4120 although it does not have the extra row of dog holes in the front edge of the bench. May be the earlist of the Petersen benches, as it lacks this feature and has slightly less developed lines. Crosshatched marks on bench dogs may match the construction marks left on bench #773.1
History:
Was probably made by Karsten Peterson.
Dovetail angle of drawer runner (sliding dovetail) probably matches Ely Carpenter plane.
RELATED NAME: Peterson, Karsten (owner, possible maker)
Credit Line:
Old Salem Collection