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Dressing table

Dressing table of walnut with mahogany banding, cabriole legs with shaped skirting and wooden drops; brasses not original, top replaced.

Inscription

Two paper labels inscribed in ink: "Property of / Miss Mary / Crowninshield." Chalk inscription on left side of bottom right drawer of various numbers. On side of PR drawer, " [?] shield / Charles [?]"

Provenance

Early history unknown; paper labels indicate it was owned later by Mary R. Crowninshield; presumably acquired by Miss Elizabeth H. Clark, who gave it in memory of Mary R. Crowninshield (Accession Date June 4, 1925)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth H. Clark, in memory of Mary R. Crowninshield

about 1760

Object Place

New England, possibly Salem, Massachusetts

Accession Number

RES.25.22

Medium or Technique

Walnut, mahogany banding, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes