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Japanning, the use of paint and gilded gesso to imitate the glossy finish on Asian lacquerwork, was a popular method of furniture decoration in colonial Boston. This group of japanned furniture (40.37

American (Massachusetts) Dressing table at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Japanning, the use of paint and gilded gesso to imitate the glossy finish on Asian lacquerwork, was a popular method of furniture decoration in colonial Boston. This group of japanned furniture (40.37

Japanning, the use of paint and gilded gesso to imitate the glossy finish on Asian lacquerwork, was a popular method of furniture decoration in colonial Boston. This group of japanned furniture

Massachusetts Chippendale Mahogany Block-Front Slant-Lid Secretary Desk & Bookcase, Boston Area - The molded swan's-neck crest with carved pinwheels & turned flame finials above an applied dentil molding, a pair of paneled cupboard doors opening to a fitted interior of valances & prospect door above a case of four graduated drawers with blocked ends & shaped apron raised on shaped cabriold legs with ball & claw feet. Height 97 inches, width 44 inches, depth 24 inches.

Massachusetts Chippendale Mahogany Block-Front Slant-Lid Secretary Desk & Bookcase, Boston Area - The molded swan's-neck crest with carved pinwheels & turned flame finials above an applied dentil molding, a pair of paneled cupboard doors opening to a fitted interior of valances & prospect door above a case of four graduated drawers with blocked ends & shaped apron raised on shaped cabriold legs with ball & claw feet. Height 97 inches, width 44 inches, depth 24 inches.

Dressing table, John Linnell, ca. 1754. Gilded, painted and japanned pinewood, with lattice doors in the Chinese style. It was made in about 1754 and is from the Duke's Bedchamber at Badminton House,  Gloucestershire.

Dressing table

1754 British Dressing table designed by John Linnell. Materials: Pine and mahogany, with japanned decoration (painted with layers of pigmented varnish); handles of gilt bronze

American Federal Folk Art Carved  Tiger Maple Two-Drawer Table Kentucky/Ohio area, 19th century, front and sides with elaborate fan and turned decoration, deeply scrolled skirt and turned legs, incised leaf and vine decoration, dovetailed drawers with poplar secondary, meticulously pinned construction throughout, 29 x 22-1/2 x 20 in.

American Federal Folk Art Carved Tiger Maple Two-Drawer Table Kentucky/Ohio area, 19th century, front and sides with elaborate fan and turned decoration, deeply scrolled skirt and turned legs, incised leaf and vine decoration, dovetailed drawers with poplar secondary, meticulously pinned construction throughout, 29 x 22-1/2 x 20 in.

VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY INLAID AND FIGURED WALNUT DRESSING TABLE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1720 -  Base retains a dry historic, possibly original, surface. Height 30 1/2 in. by Width 31 3/4 in. by Depth 19 1/2 in. - Property from the Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch: Hidden Glen Farms - Auction Price Realized $56,250 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY INLAID AND FIGURED WALNUT DRESSING TABLE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1720 - Base retains a dry historic, possibly original, surface. Height 30 1/2 in. by Width 31 3/4 in. by Depth 19 1/2 in. - Property from the Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch: Hidden Glen Farms - Auction Price Realized $56,250 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

An American Chippendale Carved Mahogany Dressing Table, c. 1770, Philadelphia, stepped and molded top on case with inset fluted corner columns, a long drawer and three short drawers; the center drawer carved with shell and scrolling vines; having scalloped apron and return, cabriole legs with scrolling acanthus carved knees, claw and ball feet; brasses appear original, partially retains original surface, the top reset and conserved, height 31 3/4 in., width 34 in., depth 21 in.

An American Chippendale Carved Mahogany Dressing Table, c. 1770, Philadelphia, stepped and molded top on case with inset fluted corner columns, a long drawer and three short drawers; the center drawer carved with shell and scrolling vines; having scalloped apron and return, cabriole legs with scrolling acanthus carved knees, claw and ball feet; brasses appear original, partially retains original surface, the top reset and conserved, height 31 3/4 in., width 34 in., depth 21 in.

Keno Auctions. 1/18/11. Lot 175.  The Reginald M. Lewis Queen Anne Diminutive Turret-Top Gaming Table  Boston, ca 1735-1765.  28" h., 28 7/8" w., 13 1/2" d.  CORRECTION: the swing leg DOES NOT seem to have been replaced, as mentioned in the catalogue, but the ankle on this leg has been broken & re-attached with 3 nails & glue.  Construction note: front right & left legs were constructed with laminations on feet; felt is missing.  PROVENANCE:  Joseph Kindig & Son, York, PA.

Keno Auctions. 1/18/11. Lot 175. The Reginald M. Lewis Queen Anne Diminutive Turret-Top Gaming Table Boston, ca 1735-1765. 28" h., 28 7/8" w., 13 1/2" d. CORRECTION: the swing leg DOES NOT seem to have been replaced, as mentioned in the catalogue, but the ankle on this leg has been broken & re-attached with 3 nails & glue. Construction note: front right & left legs were constructed with laminations on feet; felt is missing. PROVENANCE: Joseph Kindig & Son, York, PA.

Salem Classical Samuel Field McIntire Mahogany Dining Table  c. 1820  Finest Cuban cathedral-grained mahogany, with later internal extension railing system attached to the pair of matching center support legs. [Federal]

Samuel Field McIntire Mahogany Dining Table

Salem Classical Samuel Field McIntire Mahogany Dining Table c. 1820 Finest Cuban cathedral-grained mahogany, with later internal extension railing system attached to the pair of matching center support legs.

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