Dressing Table
Eastern Virginia, Probably Norfolk, possibly Petersburg
Walnut with yellow pine secondary
32″ W. 16.25″ D. 28.75 H
Circa 1790

Dressing tables, especially in the neoclassical or Federal style, that were made in the South are extremely uncommon. This fine example is in excellent condition and survives with its original brasses. The restrained styling features cock beaded drawers, line inlay and an astragal waist molding. Indicative of the skill and detailed craftsmanship is the dust-board beneath the belt of drawers.  See MESDA S-5073 for a tidewater Virginia example and MESDA  S-6573, S-6493  for somewhat later Petersburg examples.


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