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Photo: Courtesy The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Bayou Bend Collection, Gift of Miss Ima Hogg
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Dressing table


Object number

RIF2517

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 76.835 x 85.408 x 55.245 cm (30 1/4 x 33 5/8 x 21 3/4 in.)

Date

1700–1725

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, Owned in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut, walnut veneers (primary); aspen (legs, feet); eastern white pine (top, back and front interior framing, drawer linings, backboard)

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Parson Thomas Smith, Newport, Rhode Island, and Falmouth (now Portland), Maine. Ginsburg and Levy, New York, 1956; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, Texas; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969

Associated names

Parson Thomas Smith
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Ima Hogg

Bibliography

David B. Warren, "American Decorative Arts in Texas: The Bayou Bend Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston," Antiques 90, no. 6 (December 1966): 15, no. 29.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 16, no. F29, ill.