Dressing Table

Date: 1740–50

Geography: Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany

Dimensions: 30 3/8 x 34 1/4 x 22 1/2 in. (77.2 x 87 x 57.2 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of Yvette and Thomas Cole, in memory of Louis W. Cole, 1994

Accession Number: 1994.449

Description

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.

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