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Chamber or Dressing Table

Artist/maker unknown, American

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Period:
Colonial

Date:
1705-1720

Medium:
Walnut, cedar, tulip poplar, white cedar, yellow pine, brass

Dimensions:
29 3/4 × 33 3/8 × 20 1/8 inches (75.6 × 84.8 × 51.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1925-69-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Elizabeth S. Shippen Fund, 1925

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Label:
This finely turned dressing table survives with its original decorative stand on an intricately shaped sawn stretcher. Intended to display a ceramic vase or some other ornament, the stand is centered under the arched central skirt cut-out and center pendant drapes, which would have visually framed any ornament displayed. Its "cup" and "trumpet" legs and ball feet are composed of separately turned, vertically joined elements.