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Dressing Table

1971.681 (RS80710)

Description

Bow front table has four square tapered legs with banded ankle; front legs have line, cuff and bell-flower inlay; apron is arched, inlaid and veneered; case encloses two square drawers flanking short rectangular drawer, with full-length rectangular drawer above; all have center keyhole; applied round brasses with beaded edge and ball handles; center drawers with inlaid figured birch and two patterned banded edging; top drawer with central birch oval inlay surrounded by stringing; each side with rectangle of birch with single patterned band; triangular patterned inlay around edges of all drawers; conforming bowed top with string edging.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1790
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
brass (alloy)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Birch
birch (wood)
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
dressing tables
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
TABLE, DRESSING
tables (support furniture)
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
34 x 36 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.681
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5329

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