Dressing table, 1740–50
Newport, Rhode Island
Mahogany; 30 3/8 x 34 1/4 x 22 1/2 in. (77.2 x 87 x 57.2 cm)
Gift of Yvette and Thomas Cole, in memory of Louis W. Cole, 1994 (1994.449)
A classic example of the Queen Anne style as interpreted by Newport cabinetmakers, this dressing table has cabriole legs that terminate in delicate "slipper" feet and a carved shell that is fully integrated into the scrolls of the skirt. The bat-wing shape of the brass drawer pulls recalls Asian designs.