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Empire Dressing Table

1971.1651 (RS118334)

Description

Empire period dressing table with four identical turned legs with bulbed feet, foliate carving, and ring turning surmounted by straight case and slightly overhanging top. Long bowed rectangular drawer in front with mushroom handles. Similarly proportioned recessed case set up on five short bulbed turnings with two bowed rectangular drawers with mushroom pulls. Surmounted by a splashboard with scrolled sections enclosing rectangular panel with molded pediment.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
case furniture
dressing tables
Empire
Empire (style)
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
fungi
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
Mushroom
scrolling foliage
TABLE, DRESSING
tables (support furniture)
veneer
Dimensions
45.75 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1651
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12520

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