Late 19th/Early 20th c. Carpenter's Workbench c.1880-1920



Perfect to use as a bar or console. A beautifully worn and well used, solid Maple carpenter's workbench with steel accents in the front, large inlay tray used to house larger tools and two wooden screw vises with steel handles that work properly and extend out. Original label underneath. There are 15 "dogs" spaced along the width of the front. Pegs were placed in the dogs to hold a piece into place while working on it. The piece is structurally sound and sturdy and has retained the naturally distressed look of an industrial piece of this kind. 

Completely cleaned and refinished in shellac to preserve the patina. Finished in an oil and paste wax.

  • CREATOR M&S Co., New York. Established 1848. 
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1880-1920.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Maple, Wooden Base, Steel. 
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Steel handles probably replaced wooden handles sometime in its lifetime. 
  • DIMENSIONS H 32.75 in. x D 31 in. (with vice), 23.75 in. (main body) W 84.25 in. (vice extended 94 in.)


A workbench is essentially a table fitted with various holding devices, such as benchstops and vises, made sufficiently strong and massive to be used for a variety of woodworking operations. The modern workbench derives from two separate pieces: a table for planing wood and a bench for supporting wood to be sawn.

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