Lowboy, Queen Anne Dressing Table, Molded Top, Fan Carved, Connecticut Date/Period: 1760-1770
Measurement: Height: 29.5"; top: 18.75" x 36"
Material: Maple, white pine
Condition: Very good, nice surface, period hardware within original borings; wear to
drawer guides; loss to top drawer bottom edge [interior] secondary due to
Additional Information: Carved maple dressing table, the overhanging molded top
over a case featuring a long thumb-molded drawer and a central fan-carved drawer
[simulated three short drawers]. The valanced skirt with center drop joining cabriole legs
resting on turned pad feet on platforms.
Early Queen Anne Dressing Table, Lowboy, Outstanding Spanish Feet
Philadelphia Region Date/Period: Circa 1740
Measurement: Height: 30"; top: 33.75" x 20.75"
Material: Walnut, secondary woods: poplar, cedar, and pine
Condition: Excellent, original brass hardware
Additional Information: The molded rectangular top with notched corners on a
conforming case of five thumb-molded drawers. The atypical Shaped skirt centering
pendent lobe. The rhythmic treatment of side skirts featuring central Persian arches are
masterful. The front and side apron profiles transition seamlessly as a continuum of the
inside lines of the sawn [arris] graceful cabriole legs resting on outstanding ankleted
A Fine Queen Anne Mahogany Dressing Table, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Rare in mahogany…almost always cherry… Date/Period: Circa 1760
Measurement: Case width 31.5; Case Depth: 20 ⅝”; Height 30.5”; Top 33 x 21.75.
Material: Mahogany with white pine secondary woods
Condition: Fine original condition, with a pleasing color and surface. There are old
repairs to the rear legs where they join the case. The hardware is period but replaced.
Additional Information: With its elegant design, fine craftsmanship and graceful
proportions, this dressing table reflects the perfection attained by cabinetmakers
working in the Wethersfield style. This example displaying successful form and pleasing
proportions was constructed of mahogany for a premium client. Examples from the
Wethersfield region share delicate, well-formed cabriole legs with pad feet on supports,
cyma curved aprons and side skirts, also shell carved center drawers above a concave
recess in the apron. The two-board top and absence of a rail above the top-drawer are
Wethersfield shop traditions. A very similar dressing table and highboy are illustrated
and discussed in Connecticut Valley Furniture by Kugleman, Kugleman and Lionetti, pp.
54, 55, 56.
The dressing table retains mellow old color and surface [possibly original]. The
overhanging molded two-board top is another Wethersfield trait. The case contains a
single long drawer above three short drawers. The center drawer is larger and is carved
with a concave fan featuring eight lobes above a conforming recess in the skirt centered
by well-developed cyma curves that flow neatly and gracefully into the cabriole legs.
The side skirts repeat this pattern with a pair of lobes. The elegant legs are superbly
formed with graceful curves continuing to delicate ankles resting on tidy pad feet raised
on disks. The dressing table displays an uncluttered form that is sophisticated and
Price On Request
Lowboy, Queen Anne Dressing Table, Boston, Massachusetts
An Outstanding Example Date/Period: 1730-1750
Condition: Excellent including top. Pendant drops have long been gone; couple
replaced glue blocks; most returns appear to be original.
Additional Information: The quarter veneered molded top bordered by banding over
the cockbeaded case with five drawer arrangement and shaped apron joining cabriole
legs resting on pad feet. Excellent color and patina. Brasses may be original with cotter
Antique Dressing Table, Cherry, Good Color and Patina
Connecticut, circa 1760
Molded top on plain apron featuring shaped returns joining cabriole legs resting on
turned pad feet; three short drawers having overhanging thumb molded edges.
(Brasses are replaced; height: 30.5"; top: 32.25 x 20.5")
Antique Carved Cherrywood Lowboy, Queen Anne Dressing Table, Original Brasses
Connecticut, Circa 1760
Cherry, white pine and poplar
Overhanging molded top above one long over pair of short drawers flanking fan-carved center
drawer…all thumb molded and overhanging; shaped skirt, cabriole legs resting on pad feet.
(Height: 32.5"; width: 35.5"; depth: 22.5")
Antique Sheraton Dressing Bureau, Marble Top, Carved Swan Neck Mirror
Likely New York State, Perhaps Albany Area, Circa 1825
Outstanding mahogany, mahogany veneer, poplar and white pine
The rectangular mirror molding joins florette carved corner blocks having a diapered
ground on fabulous carved swan neck and acanthus carved supports displaying the
same punch decorated diapered ground; curvaceous posts are raised on a case
containing two short drawers; top draw has a fall-front writing surface…the interior has
two small fitted drawers flanking five cubbies. Marble top above a pair of mahogany
banded long drawers; four acanthus carved corner posts continuing to ring and
acanthus carved bell above spiral turned legs; medial shelf with scrolled backboard
joining floral carved bocks above tapering feet terminating with brass casters. (Excellent
condition; brass pulls on short drawers are not original, typical shrinkage cracks to
bolection molding of mirror frame; overall height: 62"; table height: 36.25"; width: 37";
Federal Dressing Table, Bowed Front, Blocked Ends, Inlaid
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, or North Shore of Massachusetts Date/Period: 1800-1810
Material: Mahogany, mahogany veneers, northeastern white pine, curly maple
Condition: Fine, recently finished
Additional Information: Set-back glove box with beaded drawer featuring curly maple
oval veneered panel centered by inlay; bowed drawer front having blocked ends above
the conforming case featuring a similarly treated drawer. The apron joining blocked and
turned tapering and fluted legs.
Serving Table, Make-Do, Period Queen Anne Highboy Base
Mid-19th Century Assemblage Date/Period: 1760-1780, top added 1840-1880 - SOLD
Condition: Original knee brackets, mid-19th century single board top…the finish
appears to have been done at the same time and now displays a flat dry patina. The
proper left rear foot suffered a split and was glued by an owner. The brasses are not
original but have been there a very longtime.
Additional Information: As frequently encountered, top and bottom cases were
divorced; a slightly projecting molded top was added during the mid-19th century
creating a functional piece of furniture. The case containing a single long drawer over
three short drawers above shaped aprons…the whole raised on cabriole legs resting on
turned pad feet.
Lowboy, Queen Anne Dressing Table, Typical of Downtown Philadelphia Shops Date/Period: Circa 1735-1750 - SOLD
Material: Mahogany, cedar, and poplar secondary woods
Condition: Very good, although not original the brasses are appropriate
Additional Information: This form is among the most desirable designs of the period
executed by the best cabinet shop(s) working in Philadelphia during the second quarter
of the eighteenth century.
Most Philadelphia production was of walnut; imported mahogany was expensive and
exotic, a beautiful wood producing a slightly more formal presence. The drawers
[secondary wood] retain their original yellow wash, typical of the downtown Philadelphia
Overhung molded top over a single long drawer over two short drawers flanking the
smaller drawer at center. The front and side scalloped skirts are of a most successful
design displaying restrained, elegant profiles [cutouts]; the center profile of front skirt
with its central drop rises to just below the center drawer producing a lightness to the
piece. The whole raised on elegant cabriole legs resting on short-lived, faceted, or
stockinged feet fashionable during the 1730-40 period. The style of feet was in
transition…after Spanish [brush] feet, preceding the more usual trifid or drake feet.
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