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Dressing box with looking glass

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This small dressing box descended in the Derby family and is likely one of three listed in the inventory of Oak Hill. The carving of the mirror frame and supports are by Samuel McIntire. The cabinetmaker who crafted the box-with its radiating inlay of alternating dark mahogany and lighter...

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Provenance

From Oak Hill, Peabody. Lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, May 26, 1921; included as part of the M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

1800–1810

Object Place

Boston/Roxbury or Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 136

Dimensions

Overall: 78.1 x 53 x 34.9 cm (30 3/4 x 20 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.20

Medium or Technique

Mahogany with mahogany and satinwood veneers, white pine, gesso and gilt, glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes