Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1800–1810
32 1/2 x 35 1/4 x 20 in.
Sack catalogue description: Sheraton mahogany dressing or serving table, serpentine front and sides, turret corners with waterleaf carved turrets in star punch "snowflake" background; ring-turned capitals with star punch background, tapered reeded legs, pear-shaped feet with ring-turned cuffs; the frame is fronted by one drawer in center with oval veneered panel, the edges of the top are bordered by concentric rings, beautiful bronze patina. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has four pieces made in 1808 as a wedding present for Hook's sister, Hannah. The work table of this group and a detail of the carving is illustrated in "Salem Furniture Makers, William Hook," The Magazine Antiques (April 1934): pp. 144–146. Related objects: Book: Richard H. Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Meriden, Conn.: Meriden Gravure Co., 1965), pl. 70, 100. Journal/Periodical: "Salem Furniture Makers, William Hook," The Magazine Antiques (April 1934): pp. 144–146. Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/dressing-table-44523 (accessed November 22, 2013). Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/worktable-44702 (accessed November 22, 2013). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1154, pl. P4042.
Sheraton mahogany dressing or serving table
Decoration and ornament--Sheraton style Furniture--United States
dressing tables (AAT)
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Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1974 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.