Lowboy or Dressing Table, American Ca. 1750
United States Ca. 1750
American Lowboy in Birch, probably made in central or western Connecticut. This may be the only example in birch from the region with line inlay, a deeply carved shell and Spanish or brush feet.
This example is pictured in a Wadsworth Atheneum publication in 1967, page 99. The Atheneum has attributed this to southwestern Connecticut but erroneously stated it is made from mahogany, possibly because this was stained to look somewhat like mahogany when they inspected it. It retains its original engraved cotter pin brasses which have never been off.
There is a related example illustrated in Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection Vol. IV page 959. The Sack example lacks the brush feet and has an inlaid concave drawer instead of the carved shell.
Completely reconditioned. When obtained it was in the rough. See the last photo for the description from the Wadsworth Atheneum in the pictures here.
29.5" H X 34" L X 22.25" D