image of object
Photo: Courtesy Israel Sack, Inc., Archive, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Click the image to enlarge

Dressing table


Object number

RIF824

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

31 1/4 x 35 x 19 3/4 in. (79.375 x 88.9 x 50.165 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany, satinwood (primary); yellow poplar (secondary)

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Captain Joseph Allen, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in his family, before 1972; Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1972

Associated names

Captain Joseph Allen
Descendants of Joseph Allen
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 4, p. 930, P3652, ill.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 104, no. 1 (July 1973): inside cover, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 373, fig. 1499.