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Dressing table


Object number

RIF3012

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 74.295 cm (29 1/4 in.); Width, top: 81.28 cm (32 in.); Width, case: 76.835 cm (30 1/4 in.); Depth: 54.61 cm (21 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Janet L. Auchincloss-Morris, Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by her estate to Christie's, New York, June 2, 1990, lot 220. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York. Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 1998, lot 1723. Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf, Washington D.C.. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York

Associated names

Janet L. Auchincloss-Morris
Christie's
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Sotheby's
J. William Middendorf II
Mrs. J. William Middendorf

Construction

According to the Sotheby's sale catalogue, a half-inch strip has been applied to the rear edge of the top; the secondary woods of the long drawer have been replaced; the top is secured with a later board fastened with screws.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 18, 1998), lot 1723, ill.