Dressing table

1740–60


Object Place: Suffield, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 44

Dimensions

78.74 x 89.53 x 59.85 cm (31 x 35 1/4 x 23 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.155

Medium or Technique

Curly maple, yellow pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

The dressing table has a two-piece top with a molded edge and a wide overhang. The front skirt is shaped with three flat-headed arches and turned drops. The sides are finished with ogee arches. The five drawers have molded lip edges, and the center one is carved with a fan with a small central button. The small shaped brasses are affixed with wood-screw posts to the drawers, and the carved drawer has two buttons for pulls. Below the fan is affixed a small rectangular block on the case, which perhaps simulates a handle. The shaping of the lower edge of the case is emphasized by a small applied bead. The straightish legs are square in section with a deep curve at the knee. They terminate in a toed “Spanish” foot with a slight pad.

Inscription

Incised on bottom of lower left drawer: "L"

Provenance

Early history unknown; lent by Dudley Leavitt Pickman, January 4, 1929; given in 1929.

Credit Line

Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman