Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, January 31, 1993, sale 6392, lot 1129.
A nearly identical dressing table is in the collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts (See James F. Jensen, "Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century American Furniture at the Honolulu Academy of Arts," Magazine Antiques, May 1978, p. 1090, fig. 7). A New York tea table (acc. no. 1981.290) in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago is nearly identical to lot 2046 but has the same faceted knees as in the current offered lot.
Knee returns and drops replaced. Retains dark rich old surface. Pulls replaced. Proper left front foot pieced.
case width: 32 3/4 in.
case depth: 20 in. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.