Dressing table

Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1735–1750
Physical Description:
32 x 33 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.
Materials:
Walnut; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne lowboy, crotch walnut veneered drawer fronts with herringbone borders, crotch walnut veneered top of quartered segments with herringbone and crossbanded borders; shaped apron with pointed arch center, original cockbeading and pendants, graceful cabriole legs ending in platformed pad feet; original engraved brasses, beautiful golden brown patina. This lowboy belonged to Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810) of Hingham, Massachusetts, a Major-General in the Revolutionary War. General Lincoln was put in command of the American forces defending the Southern states against General Cornwallis and received the sword of surrender for General Washington from Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown; he became Secretary of War for the Continental Congress and became the first Secretary of War of this country. His home is still in Hingham; this lowboy descended in the Lincoln-Huntington family and was purchased from a direct descendant. A history by this descendant will be given to the purchaser.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 903, pl. P3645; vol. 9, p. 2464, pl. P3645.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne walnut lowboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3645
Genre:
dressing tables (AAT)
low chests (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, November 1972; Sack, September 1989
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10319 cab1dr4 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10968560
OID:
11870842
PID:
digcoll:846995

Number of Pages: 3
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