Chest of drawers

Published/Created:
Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States
ca. 1760–1770
Physical Description:
31 1/4 x 36 x 21 in.
Materials:
Walnut; brass
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 2054, pl. P5453.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale walnut small-scale bureau
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5453
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr1 tif
Genre:
Beau-Brummel dressing tables (AAT)
bureaus (chests of drawers) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Open Access
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, 1983
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10987096
OID:
11887989
PID:
digcoll:847112

Number of Pages: 3
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