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Dressing table

Dressing table
Title
Dressing table
Date 
1760-1790
Medium 
Walnut; poplar, pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 5/8 x 34 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. ( 82.9 x 87.6 x 51.4 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Chippendale dressing table; rectangular top overhanging on all four sides with thumbnail molding on front and sides and notched front corners; case contains one full-width top drawer above a tier of three smaller drawers, and has champfered and fluted front corners and a scalloped skirt with central drop with large intaglio shell below a small tulip in low relief; raised on cabriole legs with shell-carved knees, cyma-curved knee brackets terminating in scrolls, and ball-and-claw feet; brasses not original.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.89
Gallery Label 
This dressing table is similar to at least one example attributed to John Elliott, who arrived in Philadelphia from London in 1753 (see William M. Hornor, Jr., "Blue Book: Philadephia Furniture," 1935, pl. 66).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group