Dressing table

Creator:
Townsend, John, 1732-1809, and Goddard, John, 1723-1785 (school of), active late 1730s-late 1770s
Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1750–1770
Physical Description:
29 5/8 x 32 3/4 x 21 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne mahogany lowboy, the case with one long drawer, two shallow drawers below affording a case of slender depth; cyma-shaped apron centered by typical Townsend-Goddard concave shell, beautifully modeled squared removable cabriole legs ending in wafer pad feet, the top has a smooth top surface; the edge with half-round molding and connected to the case by a retaining molding, beautiful mellow brown original patina, original brasses and structural blocks and braces.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1152, pl. P4076. Book: Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1955), p. 193.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne mahogany lowboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4076
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, October 1974
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:
10968590
OID:
11870846
PID:
digcoll:847159

Number of Pages: 3
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