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Dressing table

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Dressing table
Dressing table
Dressing table
Dressing table
Title
Dressing table
Date 
1795-1810
Medium 
Mahogany, mahogany and other inlays, white pine, yellow poplar
Dimensions 
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 
INV.14982
Marks 
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