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Dressing table


Object number

RIF691

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

81.915 x 91.44 x 54.61cm (32 1/4 x 36 x 21 1/2in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary): yellow poplar (drawer linings and blocks on legs); white pine (drawer supports and backing for muntins and dividers)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"1," "2," "3," and "4," in chalk, on interior face of drawer backs starting at top and then left to right; indicipherable chalk marks at interior front corners of some drawers; "W," in graphite, on both outer faces of sides of proper left lower drawer; "V," [inverted for up] in chalk, on interior of back board; "O[?]," in chalk, on interior of proper left side

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1986. G. K. S. Bush, Inc., Washington, D. C., 1994. Sotheby's, New York, January 18–19, 2007, lot 559

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
G. K. S. Bush, Inc.
Christie's

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 8, p. 2335, no. P5885, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 211, Superior, ill.
"G. K. S. Bush, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 145, no. 3 (March 1994): 324, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 3, 2002), 52, lot 805, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and Decoys, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2007), 273, lot 559, ill.