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Dressing table

Is owned by NYHS: 
Dressing table
Dressing table
Dressing table
Dressing table
Dressing table
Mahogany, mahogany and other inlays, white pine, yellow poplar
Overall: 65 1/4 x 47 x 22 in. ( 165.7 x 119.4 x 55.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Object Number 
written: lower right hand drawer: "Livingston"
Gallery Label 
This lady's cabinet dressing table was possibly made on the occasion of the Margaret Maria Livingston’s wedding in July 1799. The veneer swags were a distinctly New York motif, yet the design of the form was borrowed from a plate in Thomas Sheraton’s Cabinet Maker’s and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book published in London in 1793. Although England and United States were politically opposed, the design of the dressing table illustrates that stylistic and material exchanges between the two were frequent.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group