Dressing table

Creator:
Frothingham, Benjamin, Jr., 1734-1809 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1740–1760
Physical Description:
33 x 20 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.
Materials:
Walnut; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut lowboy of desirable small scale and in the finest state of preservation, retaining the original warm light brown patina, the original brasses and pendant acorn drops; the deeply-carved central shell with ridged wavy border in scooped background is typical of a group with Salem and Ipswich backgrounds, the cabriole legs are finely modeled with crisp wafer pad feet. This lowboy comes from the same collection as the signed Benjamin Frothingham highboy and lowboy combination in the Winterthur Museum; it is one of the finest New England Queen Anne lowboys that we have had the privilege to offer.
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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. 1539, pl. P4587.
YUAG catalogue note: The related lowboy and highboy signed by Benjamin Frothingham in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware are objects 1967.1446 (lowboy) and 1967.1445 (highboy).
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne walnut lowboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4587
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:
10968614
OID:
11870853
PID:
digcoll:847485

Number of Pages: 2
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