Dressing Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-5864

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

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
case furniture
tables (support furniture)
mahogany (wood)
birch (wood)
rosewood (wood)
inlay (process)
Hepplewhite
Hepplewhite
Table, Dressing

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."

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Judkins and Senter (Furniture maker)

Location of Origin

Portsmouth, NH

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

34 11/16 x 36 7/8 x 20 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.985

Places

New Hampshire (United States)