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Dressing table

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This table features several methods of carving--three-dimensional shaping, appliqué, relief, and intaglio. The legs were sculpted in the round with shaving planes and rasps, before the claw-and-ball feet were formed with gouges and other tools. The knees of the legs, the skirt (bottom edge),...

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Provenance

Purchased from Joe Kindig for the "The M. & M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts."

Credit Line

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

1760–75

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 54

Dimensions

78.74 x 85.72 x 50.8 cm (31 x 33 3/4 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

39.162

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, poplar and fir

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes