About this artwork
Dressing tables were most often made together with high chests of drawers. Used in the bedchamber, the dressing table held objects for grooming, such as combs, brushes, powders, ribbons, and pieces of lace. A looking glass was often hung above the table, or a dressing glass was set upon the table. A silk, velvet, or cotton textile, known as a toilette, would have covered the top and protected it from wear and damage.
- Artist unknown
- Dressing Table
- Mahogany and white pine
- Signed in chalk across the underside of the top board: "Stephen" [?]
- 78.2 × 88.9 × 57.2 cm (30 3/4 × 35 × 22 1/2 in.)
- Gift of the Antiquarian Society through the Mrs. William O. Hunt, Jessie Spalding Landon, Mrs. Harold T. Martin, Adelaide Ryerson, and Mrs. H. Alex Vance funds