Dressing table

about 1808–09
William Hook (American, 1777–1867)


Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 49

Dimensions

77.79 x 90.49 x 48.26 cm (30 5/8 x 35 5/8 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

39.556

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, satinwood, bird's eye maple

On View

James and Darcy Marsh Gallery (Gallery 121D)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Provenance

Made in 1808/9 by William Hook as a wedding present to his sister Hannah, who married Peter Folsom on Aug. 17, 1809. The table formed part of a group of pieces made for the wedding including Cat.s 70, 99, 100, and 101. It descended in the Folsom family and was presented by Hook's grandniece Mrs. Mactaggart, nee Elsie B. Folsom.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John B. M. Mactaggart