Dressing glass

Attributed to Thomas Seymour American

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.

Dressing glass, Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848), Mahogany, mahogany and birch veneers, and glass with white pine, American

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