Mahogany, mahogany and other inlays, white pine, yellow poplar
Overall: 65 1/4 x 47 x 22 in. ( 165.7 x 119.4 x 55.9 cm )
Mahogany Federal lady's cabinet dressing table; upper section consists of an oval mirror over two drawers, backboard decorated with swag inlay; flanked by two cabinets with frieze of swag inlay and ogee-shaped domes surmounted by carved and gilded urns; cabinet doors have inset oval mirror on interior with banks of drawers below pigeon holes. Lower section consists of cabinet with square top and ovolo corners; conforming case with slide with inset leather writing surface above center drawer with interior boxes and circular cut-out for basin; flanked on each side by two corner drawers with quarter round fronts, above three cabinets with tambour doors. Case supported by six tapered legs with ogee-topped stringing; brass oval and circular mounts with bail and pendant ring handles. Fragments of black fabric and tack holes on underside edge of case suggest use of a drapery skirt.
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
written: lower right hand drawer: "Livingston"
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
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