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Dressing Table

1970.458 (RS115379)

Description

Demi-lune form with slightly overhanging top with straight edge, over a conforming apron. Surmounted by smaller demi-lune case enclosing a single drawer with a walnut “mushroom”-type pull. Turned legs are round with square block over ring turnings at top and tapering to flattened round feet. Nail construction. Deep matte red paint with gilt banding overall; red is painted over gesso (possibly original).\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Descriptive terms
case furniture
dressing tables
Gilded
gilding
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Table
Table, Dressing
tables (support furniture)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Windsor
Windsor chairs
Dimensions
36 1/4 x 36 1/8 x 17 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.458
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64868

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