Empire Dressing Table

Date

1840

GUSN

GUSN-12520

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

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
case furniture
tables (support furniture)
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Empire (style)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
fungi
Mushroom
Empire
Carved
Foliate
Mahogany Veneer
TABLE, DRESSING

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

45.75 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1651