Cherry, yellow poplar, birch, soft maple, red oak, ash
28 x 35 3/4 x 20 1/8 in. (71.1 x 90.8 x 51.1 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 711
Period inventories refer to this type of table as a “chamber,” “dressing,” or “toilet” table, indicating its use in a bedroom for grooming. The drawers with drop pulls held brushes, combs, pomade pots, and scent bottles. Frequently made as companion pieces to high chests, dressing tables were often topped by a matching mirrored dressing stand or looking glass.
H. Eugene Bolles, Boston, until 1909; [Mrs. Russell Sage, New York, 1909]