Chippendale Carved Tiger Maple Dressing Table
Philadelphia, ca. 1760-1775.
Tiger maple, secondary woods; yellow pine, poplar and white cedar.
Minor repairs, replaced brass, otherwise original throughout.
For a virtually identical example see: Israel Sack Collection Vol. VIII, also shown in Albert Sack’s, New Fine Points of Furniture, as a masterpiece.
This handsome dressing table is among a small known group to be constructed of tiger maple. It is constructed from the finest quality of figured maple for the top and drawer faces. The front of the case has fully developed Rococo carving on the drawer face, the drop pendant, skirt and knees. The rectangular one-board under-molded top is above one single long drawer over three smaller, all with thumbnail molded drawer lips, flanked by carved quarter columns. The case is supported by well-proportioned cabriole legs with acanthus carved foliage on the knees ending on carved ball and claw feet.
Dimensions: 32 ¼ ”h, 34” x 20 ¾’ (top), 31 ¼”w (case)
Item ID: F-CP-LB 014