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Dressing table

Date:
1710–30
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Black walnut, yellow pine, white cedar, sweet gum
Dimensions:
27 3/4 x 33 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (70.5 x 85.7 x 52.7 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Augusta W. Demuth, 1943
Accession Number:
43.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
The legs and feet of this table have a distinctive pattern found only in Philadelphia furniture in the William and Mary style. Notably they closely match those on a high chest and dressing table at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that Caspar Wistar ordered in 1726 from Philadelphia cabinetmaker John Head (d. 1754).
Augusta W. Demuth, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until 1943
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