Dressing table

Object Number: 
1963.89
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.
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).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group