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Dressing Table

1971.985 (RS85666)

Description

Slightly bowed overhanging mahogany top with patterned inlay band along edge; conforming case enclosing long drawer over three drawers, the center one being narrowest to accomodate arched bottom with patterned inlay edge; all drawer fronts with central flame birch panel bordered by dark veneer band broken by random lightwood squares throughout; top drawer has central oval panel flanked by two flamed panels; circular turned type brass knobs; columnar inlay on front above squared tapered legs with meandering vine inlay on front.

Details

Label
"This handsome form, frequently called a server or small sideboard today, served as a dressing table in the early nineteenth century. It provided a decorative home for such personal items as combs, jewelry, handkerchiefs, caps, ribbons, and cosmetics."
Maker
Attributed to Judkins and Senter (Furniture maker)
Date
1800-1810
Location of origin
Portsmouth, NH
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
rosewood (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
case furniture
dressing tables
Hepplewhite
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
rosewood (wood)
Table, Dressing
tables (support furniture)
Dimensions
34 11/16 x 36 7/8 x 20 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.985
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5864

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