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Dressing glass

Maker:
Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848)
Date:
1810–15
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany and birch veneers, and glass with white pine
Dimensions:
23 x 18 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (58.4 x 46.4 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.384
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729
Dressing tables often featured a built-in mirror, either mounted to the back of the piece or incorporated into a drawer. When no mirror was included, a dressing glass such as this one would be placed on top of the table. The elliptical front and book-matched crotch-veneer panels suggest the talents of Boston’s specialty cabinetmaking trade.
H. Eugene Bolles, Boston, until 1909; [Mrs. Russell Sage, New York, 1909]
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