Dressing table

Creator:
Frothingham, Benjamin, Jr., 1734-1809 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1740–1760
Physical Description:
31 1/2 x 35 x 20 in.
Materials:
Walnut; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut lowboy with shell and leaf-carved center drawer in original state with golden brown patina and original bat wing brasses.
Maker note: Working in Charlestown, Massachusetts from 1754 until his death, Benjamin Frothingham, Jr. (1734–1809) is known for his outstanding blockfront furniture, which compares favorably with that of the Townsend-Goddard School
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. II, p. 470, pl. 1149. Book: Helen Comstock, American Furniture Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: The Viking Press, 1962), p. 75, pl. 2.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne walnut lowboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
0423
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, December 1968
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:
10968416
OID:
11870814
PID:
digcoll:847746

Number of Pages: 2
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