Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States ca. 1760–1770
31 1/4 x 36 x 21 in.
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale walnut small-scale bureau with Beau Brummel fitted top drawer, the drawers with beaded edge borders retain the original bat wing brasses, the drawers are flanked by chamfered fluted columns; the ogee bracket feet with canted corners to continue the line of the columns, molded top with notched corners and retaining molding, fine amber patina; the fitted top drawer is missing the adjustable mirror. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 2054, pl. P5453. YUAG catalogue note: Beau-Brummel dressing tables are described as mens' or ladies' dressing boxes on a tall stand with a lid that opens to reveal a fitted interior, usually with drawers beneath; this form was named after George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (1778–1840), an iconic figure in Regency England and an arbiter of men's fashion at the time.
Chippendale walnut small-scale bureau
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style Furniture -- United States
Beau-Brummel dressing tables (AAT) bureaus (chests of drawers) (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, 1983 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.