FEDERAL DRESSING STAND

New York   Circa 1795

Primary Woods: Mahogany, Mahogany Veneers

Height: 34 inches
Width: 17 3/4 inches
Depth: 17 3/4 inches

Reference: Dressing stands or “beau brummels” were costly to make in Federal America so extant ones are rare. For other examples, please see William Hornor, Jr. Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, plate 418 for the top configuration and American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, page 1747, P4958. Please also see Charles Montgomery American Furniture: The Federal Period, plate 340 for a discussion of the form.

Item Number: 6879