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Dressing table

Four turned feet and cabriole legs, shaped skirt front and sides. Central fan-carved drawer flanked by square drawers, single long top drawer. Brass escutcheons with bail handles.


Written on back in black paint or ink: "H. Herrick / W. Woodstock / --Via Conn. New Boston / Depot / Conn." In pencil, written vertically across the back: "... Herrick"


Original history unknown; an inscription indicates that it was probably owned by H. Herrick of West Woodstock, Connecticut, at a leter date; owned later by Hazel D. Leonard (d. Nov. 14, 1981) of Leonard's Antiques, Seekonk, Massachusetts; purchased from her estate by the donor in 1982; gift of John Fenn Brill, North Providence, Rhode Island, in 1982 (Accession Date September 29, 1982)

Credit Line

Gift of John Fenn Brill in memory of Hazel D. Leonard


Object Place

Massachusetts or Connecticut, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cherry, white pine, yellow-poplar (by eye)




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