Dressing Table

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-5329

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

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
case furniture
tables (support furniture)
birch (wood)
brass (alloy)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Mahogany
Inlaid
Brass
Birch
Veneered
TABLE, DRESSING

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

34 x 36 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.681

Places

New Hampshire (United States)