Dressing or serving table

Creator:
Hook, William, 1777-1869 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
32 1/2 x 35 1/4 x 20 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
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).
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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. 1154, pl. P4042.
Variant Titles:
Sheraton mahogany dressing or serving table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Sheraton style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Sheraton
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4042
Genre:
dressing tables (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, October 1974
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2dr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10955776
OID:
11832801
PID:
digcoll:847917

Number of Pages: 2
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