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An Outstanding Classical Mahogany Dressing Table with Dressing Box, Salem / Portsmouth, c.1820


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This is an extremely well-preserved North Shore piece with its original brasses.  The crotch mahogany veneers are bookmatched, the top of solid mahogany, and the legs are of a beautifully tapered rope turning.  The overall piece has a beautiful amber glow from an earlier time and has been waxed with no breaks or alterations whatsoever.  

Attached is a related dressing table with an earlier, Hepplewhite mirror on top of the dressing box.  Generally, these pieces have larger independent looking glasses behind them.  These dressing tables with full drawer and dressing box are quite rare and this is a superb example of the form.   The uniformity of oxidization, original matching brasses, and elements of case design tell us quite clearly that the case and table are original to each other, and have no replacements.

An examination report on this item by Philip Zimmerman, Ph.D. is available on request.  

Height: 33 in.  Overall Height: 37 1/2 in.
Width: 36 in.  Depth: 17 1/2 in.
$16,000
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