Lowboy, Queen Anne Dressing Table, Typical of Downtown Philadelphia Shops

Lowboy, Queen Anne Dressing Table, Typical of Downtown Philadelphia Shops, Image 1

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 cabinet shops.
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.

Date: Circa 1735-1750

Measurement: Height: 28.25"; width: 33"; depth: 20.5"

Material: Mahogany, cedar, and poplar secondary woods.

Condition: Very good, although not original the brasses are appropriate.


SKU: 843-450

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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