Dressing table : detail of shell

Published/Created:
Salem, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
Marblehead, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1735–1745
Physical Description:
29 x 32 x 21 in.
Materials:
Walnut (primary); red cedar (secondary); gilding (central drawer, pendant drops); brass (hardware)
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut and walnut veneer lowboy, a superbly proportioned compact model, the central drawer features a gilded shell in a gilt background; the drawers are bordered by a broad veneered band, the top is veneered with quarter panels of crotch grain and bordered by veneered bands in the same manner as the drawers, the drawers are lined with red cedar and retain the original brasses; the pendant drops have gilded flame tips and have threaded posts, to our knowledge a unique feature, the patina is the original and is of great beauty and depth. Salem or Marblehead, Massachusetts. The lowboy descended in the family of Robert Hooper and was purchased by us from direct descendants.
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Bibliography: Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 9, p. 2452–2453, pl. P6140.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne walnut lowboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
6140
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, 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:
10968741
OID:
11870888
PID:
digcoll:847074

Number of Pages: 3
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