Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dressing glass

Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848)
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Mahogany, mahogany and birch veneers, and glass with white pine
23 x 18 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (58.4 x 46.4 x 24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729
Dressing tables often featured a built-in mirror, either mounted to the back of the piece or incorporated into a drawer. When no mirror was included, a dressing glass such as this one would be placed on top of the table. The elliptical front and book-matched crotch-veneer panels suggest the talents of Boston’s specialty cabinetmaking trade.
H. Eugene Bolles, Boston, until 1909; [Mrs. Russell Sage, New York, 1909]
Related Objects

Tall Clock

Artist: Case attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848) Date: 1805–10 Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, maple with white pine Accession: 1998.12 On view in:Gallery 723

Sideboard Table

Artist: Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848) Date: 1805–10 Medium: Primary: mahogany,mahogany and curly maple veneers, birch, holly (arch inlay) Causurina (she-oak) all light wood veneers and inlay, Sabicu (side veneer): secondary: soft maple (sides and sub-top), white pine (tops to end sections, backboard, drawer bottoms) cherry (drawer sides and back). Accession: 65.188.1 On view in:Gallery 723

Desk and Bookcase

Artist: Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848) Date: 1800–1805 Medium: Maple, mahogany, oak, white pine Accession: 10.125.85 On view in:Gallery 774


Artist: Possibly by Thomas Seymour (1771–1848) Date: 1810–15 Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, mahoganized maple and white pine, painted and gilded wood Accession: 18.110.64 On view in:Gallery 729

Side Chair

Artist: Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848) Date: 1805–10 Medium: Mahogany, birch veneer, birch, tulip poplar Accession: 10.125.312 On view in:Gallery 730