Dressing Table

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-64868

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

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
case furniture
tables (support furniture)
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
pine (wood)
Windsor chairs
Table
Table, Dressing
Pine
Painted
Gilded
Windsor
Turned
Table, Dressing

Associated Building

Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture; Support Furniture

Dimensions

36 1/4 x 36 1/8 x 17 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.458

Places

Probably