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Period 18th Century
Materials Black walnut, with walnut, maple and ebony veneers, and pine secondary wood
Dimensions
W. 31.5 in; H. 30.25 in; D. 18 in;
W. 80.01 cm; H. 76.84 cm; D. 45.72 cm;
Condition Good.
Description An exceptionally rare Boston area dressing table made of black walnut, with walnut, maple and ebony veneers, and pine secondary wood.  The fully veneered top is centered by four matched panels, surrounded by crossbanding, then sheet veneer up to and including the molded edge.  The case is completely veneered, the drawers are crossbanded as well, and the lower central drawer has a scooped fan with rays of maple and ebony.  The case is supported by graceful cabriole legs ending in remarkable padded feet with six elongated 'toes'.  The case is 31-1/2" x 18", and the ht. is 30-1/4".  There are only two other comparable pieces known: a veneered dressing table discussed and shown on pp. 224-25 in Harbor and Home, by Jobe and Sullivan, and a Japanned high chest signed by Robert Davis, with identical feet and knee returns.
Styles / Movements Chippendale, Federal, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 340625
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