Dressing table

Published/Created:
Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States
ca. 1750–1760
Physical Description:
29 3/4 x 33 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne San Domingan mahogany lowboy with shell and vine-carved center drawer, the top drawer is one drawer simulating three, shell-carved knees and scrolled voluted knee brackets and cyma-outlined drake feet; the apron is gracefully scrolled with fishtail voluted center, the molded top has notched corners with retaining molding below, the beauty of the compact composition is enhanced by the superb state of preservation; the dense mahogany retaining crisp outlining to the lines of the feet and apron, the bronze original patina is undisturbed and the brasses are original. This lowboy is a brilliant interpretation of the outstanding group of Philadelphia Queen Anne furniture with Chippendale elements combining mastery of line, form and impact of the Queen Anne expression with the focal power of the shell carving of Chippendale influence. Descended in the Bush-Snader families of Wilmington, Delaware until purchased by us in 1967; ex-collection Mrs. Walter B. Robb, Buffalo, New York.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1536–1537, pl. P2689. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (April 1968): p. 486.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne mahogany lowboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2689
Genre:
dressing tables (AAT)
low chests (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1978
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:
10968504
OID:
11870831
PID:
digcoll:847341

Number of Pages: 4
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