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Bureau table

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The blockfront kneehole bureau dressing table has the wide overhang, narrow blocking, and tall bracket feet characteristic of Massachusetts examples. Its top has a molded edge and is shaped across the front to follow the lines of the blocking. The narrow blocking is emphasized by the use of...

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Inscription

In the top center of the back is the scratched inscription: "V P"

Provenance

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

1760–80

Object Place

Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 28

Dimensions

74.61 x 96.2 x 53.34 cm (29 3/8 x 37 7/8 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

39.626

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes