Pitman, Mark – American Cabinetmaker – Massachusetts

A Hepplewhite bowfront card table in mahogany with inlay, attributed to Mark Pitman of Salem, Massachusetts

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A Sheraton sideboard by Mark Pitman of Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1815

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A Federal card table attributed to Mark Pitman, Salem, Massachusetts, mahogany with inlay that includes a shell, early 19th century

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Mark Pitman

A cabinetmaker from Salem, Massachusetts, Mark Pitman (1779-1829) worked on Essex Street near Cambridge from roughly 1800 to 1827, according to American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 by William C. Ketchum, Jr.

The book lists four known marks:

* Cabinet Work, OF ALL KINDS, Made and Warranted, by Mark Pitman ESSEX STREET, SALEM Shop nearly oppofite (sic) to Cambridge Street. Orders gratefully acknowledged, & promplty executed.

* CABINET WORK, OF ALL KINDS, MADE AND WARRANTED BY MARK PITMAN ESSEX STREET NEARLY OPPOSITE CAMBRIDGE STREET, SALEM.

* AT ESSEX STREET SALEM, MA. Mark Pitman, manufactures All kinds of Cabinet Work.

* M. Pitman, Salem, 1804.


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